Music

I love playing the piano (and pretending I can play the trumpet), with a particular preference for classical music and jazz. Below are some recordings.

On the piano
Trio with Luciano Napoli (bass) and Marco Pepe (drums)
Stella by starlight
With recorded backing tracks
September in the rain
Bye bye blackbird
It could happen to you
Moonlight in Vermont

Leibniz rule

Musica est exercitium arithmeticae occultum nescientis se numerare animi.


Cycling

When I was younger, I used to love cycling uphill just for the fun of then riding fast downhill drifting into a turn after the other. After risking my life too many times, I am now starting to really enjoy the fatigue of the climb for the sake of it, followed by a peaceful panoramic descent.

Here is the timelapse of a fantastic tour on the Sorrento peninsula and the Amalfi coast done in the Summer 2016.

And below are the tracking data of a couple of recent nice tours touching the highest peaks of the Parco Regionale dei Monti Lattari.


Reading

A collection of books I would advise anyone to read, in no particular order.

Despite the titles, most of them are both non-technical and a lot of fun!

  • Naum Vilenkin, Stories about sets
  • Roger Penrose, The emperor's new mind
  • Carlo Cipolla, Pepper, wine (and wool) as the dynamic factors of the social and economic development of the middle ages
  • Carlo Cipolla, The basic laws of human stupidity
  • Godfrey Harold Hardy, A mathematician's apology
  • Richard Feynman, QED
  • Richard Feynman, Six easy pieces
  • Richard Feynman, Six not-so-easy pieces
  • Richard Feynman, literally anything from The Feynman lectures on physics
  • Richard Feynman, Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!
  • Richard Feynman, What do you care what other people think?
  • David Richeson, Euler's gem
  • Denis Guedj, The parrot's theorem
  • Marcus du Sautoy, The music of the primes