Introduction to my thesis

Given that A) my vanity is unbounded and diverging with age and B) I hope to publish this in some form eventually, I am sharing the introduction to my dissertation with my medium followers. Sometime after I finish my defense (July 27th, 2017!) I will blog a more explanatory post, but the introduction is fairly self-contained, with only a few references to the rest of the text, which I will likely post as well over time. ❤

Geometric representation of molecular coding in phase space (painting by Wayne Thiebaud)