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Sextus Empiricus
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I am an engineer trained in astronomy (Leiden University) and food technology (Wageningen University).

I have worked on a few research articles:

  • Weterings, Martijn, et al. "A classification scheme for interfacial mass transfer and the kinetics of aroma release." Trends in Food Science & Technology 105 (2020): 433-448.
  • Weterings, Martijn, et al. "The influence of agitation on aroma release." Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies 75 (2022): 102610.
  • Kerche, Fernanda, Martijn Weterings, and Michael Beyrer. "The effect of temperature and shear upon technological properties of whey protein concentrate: Aggregation in a tubular heat exchanger." International Dairy Journal 60 (2016): 32-38
  • King, Marco‐Felipe, et al. "Bacterial transfer to fingertips during sequential surface contacts with and without gloves." Indoor Air 30.5 (2020): 993-1004.

The last publication in this list is interesting as the collaboration originated from a question on StackExchange (

Also interesting might be this poster about helical symmetries.

I spend a lot of time on, which doesn't directly seem to be my main field, but the applied mathematics is very general.

In addition, I have learned a lot from spending a lot of time on the website, and (to be honest) and lot of my answers depend mostly on research skills.

Given my many answers here, I am very open to collaborations in the field of statistics. So don't hesitate to contact me on LinkedIn for collaborations.

Why do I use the nickname "Sextus Empiricus"?

I originally used my own name, but I changed it into a nickname because of dissatisfaction, with StackExchange management during 2020.

I chose the name SE because his works are like my bible (my other favorite philosophical writings are from Descartes and Wittgenstein), and because the initials resemble a particular website.

Currently I slightly regret carrying such a big name as a nickname, but I also see it as fun and try to remain close to his philosophy. I can also be happy that I didn't change my nickname into Ronald Fisher.

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