A few words about the writer

I’m a Canadian geotechnical engineer specializing in the study of landslides. I started this page to discuss some mathematical topics that interest me, initially this involved mostly prime numbers, but more recently I’ve diverted focus back to a number of topics of interest in geotechnique, geographic information systems and risk. I completed undergraduate training in engineering physics at Royal Military College (Kingston, Ontario), did a masters degree in civil (geotechnical) engineering at University of British Columbia (Vancouver), and doctorate in geological engineering at Queen’s University (Kingston). I was a military engineer for several years at the beginning of my career, and did design and construction work across Canada and abroad. I’ve worked a few years for the federal government managing large environmental clean up projects in Canada’s arctic, and I’ve worked across Canada, on both coasts and in the middle, as a consulting geotechnical engineer. My work has taken me everywhere in Canada’s north, to most major Canadian cities and many small Canadian towns, and to Alaska, Chile, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Bosnia, and Croatia.

My main “hobby” is competitive distance running, which I may write about in future. The header image is a “fractal flame” generated by my son John.


One Response to A few words about the writer

  1. Hi Pete
    Great to learn about your present activities and congratulations to the paper. I was looking for your address to forward to Stig Bernander so that he may mail the final version of his thesis to you. In the mean time you may look at the pdf at http://pure.ltu.se/portal/files/36517492/Stig_Bernander.Rev._April_2012.pdf
    Best regards,
    Lennart Elfgren

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