Lukáš / Mathematics and Computer Science (Masters), Computer Science - Security (doctorate).
University / Country: St Anne’s College, University of Oxford / United Kingdom (Masters), Linacre College, University of Oxford / United Kingdom (doctorate)
How has GALILEO SCHOOL changed my life: How did GALILEO SCHOOL prepare me for college: During my first lecture on Mathematical Analysis, Professor Priestley famously presented the imagery of her course equipping my peers and me with tools to build our Skyscraper of Mathematics. By the end of the first lecture on the Axioms of Algebra, our tools equated to a stone and a nail. After eight weeks of Analysis, Professor Priestley, resembling a Perwool commercial, drew a hammer and a chisel from her purse to introduce us to our prevailing tools. Building the Skyscraper of Mathematics is hard work I would have long given up on, was my perseverance not nurtured throughout GALILEO SCHOOL by the gradual workload exquisitely composed by my favourite team of teachers. During classes and tutorials with Mr Bezak, we constructed the base for higher floors so well engineered, that Rainier Tower could outgrow Burj Khalifa on top of it. It was at GALILEO SCHOOL that I discovered the big project I set to develop and acquired the ability to carry on despite the possible unattainability of its completion.
My two pennies to current and future students of GALILEO SCHOOL are below. I am most thankful for the emphasis of GALILEO SCHOOL on developing communication skills. To all the prospective mathematicians-invariants: the presentations, countless essays and ‘journal entries’ do matter. Success requires two of luck, talent, resilience and hard work. Focus on the latter, as the environment of GALILEO SCHOOL is excellent for their development and recognition.