* Who am I?
I am a professor at the Dept. of Mathematics of
the University of Texas at Austin.
* Contact Info:
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org, my
office is in RLM 9.114, and my work phone number is (512)
471-7121. My faculty office hours are TuTh 10-11 and 2-3.
keep an open door at other times as well. Come by and say hello!
* Preprints and Vita:
You can see my cv and a publication
list (with pointers to available preprints).
* Fall 2014 Courses
M408R: Calculus for Biologists
M392C: Lie Groups
Past Courses Since 2000:
F'13 M408M: Multivariable Calculus
F'13 M346: Applied Linear Algebra
S'13 M408S: Integral Calculus
F'12 M408N: Differential Calculus
F'12 M392C: Lie groups
S'12 M340L-CS: Matrices and Matrix Calculations
S'12 M365G: Curves and Surfaces
Fall '11 M408N:
Summer '11 M346
F'10 Dean's Scholars Seminar
F'10 Algebraic topology
F'09 Algebraic topology
S'09 Differential topology
S'06 Lie Groups
Applied Linear Algebra
F'05 M408L Integral
Spring '05 M408K Calculus
F'04 M346 Applied Linear
F'04 M392C Algebraic Topology
F'03 M346 Applied Linear
F'03 M408K Calculus
M340L Linear Algebra
Modeling for Biologists
F '01 M 358K
* Apprentices, human and otherwise:
At present I do not have any PhD students,
but I do have an apprentice dragon named Brimstone. He
wants to study tilings, but hasn't yet passed his prelims. If you
want to avoid incineration, it's best not to remind him of this fact. I also
have an apprentice raccoon named Rocky. Raccoons have opposable thumbs,
so he can write, which should help him with prelims.
* Photo gallery
My most recently graduated students are Bill Kalahurka
and Betseygail Rand, who did their work on related problems involving
the topology of tiling spaces.
Betseygail currently on the faculty of Texas Lutheran University, and
Bill is starting
My previous student was
Buck, currently on the faculty of Imperial College in London, UK.
Her thesis was "The Topology and Geometry of DNA
and DNA-Protein Interactions", and she graduated in May, 2001.
My other recent Ph.D student is Jean Marie
Linhart. She wrote a thesis on "Applications of the Adiabatic
Limit" and graduated in May, 1999. She now works at Stata Corporation.
* Politics, religion, and other subjects to
I've written several op-ed columns for the Austin American Statesman:
My first column
was on the disputed 2000 presidential election and ran on December 1,
Here's one on the electoral college that they didn't use
And one on the
estate tax that they didn't use (written 4/2001)
And a letter to the editor on U.S. policies that appeared on September 30,
And a column on my father's coming to the USA in 1939, on the
freedoms he found here, and how we are allowing those freedoms to
slip. It appeared in the Statesman on Saturday, December 10,
A column on Israel
and the Palestinians, that appeared on Monday, April 22,
2002. This was in the middle of "Operation Defensive Shield",
when Israel sent military into the West Bank in response to a spate of
A column on war
powers that appeared in the Statesman on September 25, 2002,
shortly after President Bush asked for authorization to invade
A column on taxes,
that appeared on April 14, 2003.
A column on the Texas pledge of allegiance, that appeared
on Saturday, August 30, 2003. Here is a letter, on the same
subject, that I sent to the principal of my children's elementary
A column on redistricting,
that appeared in August 2004, in the middle of my write-in campaign for
I've also written some columns, joint with Rabbi Kerry Baker, for the
Austin Jewish Outlook:
A column on Jewish
A column on "post-denominational
Generalized Pinwheel Tiling
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