Jakob Streipel

Jakob Sreipel‘s research is in analytic number theory, a branch of mathematics that uses analysis (read: calculus, but with proofs!) to solve problems about the integers, such as counting prime numbers. Jakob in particular uses spectral theory to answer questions about Maass forms and their L-functions. This admittedly seems to have very little to do with its roots in studying integers, but if you run into him, ask him what it has to do with playing bizarre drums with holes in them!