Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Eastern Illinois University

600 Lincoln Avenue

Charleston, IL 61920-3099

**Office: 3440 Old Main
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Some of my recent talks

Papers reviewed on Zentralblatt

Papers reviewed on MathSciNet

Preprints on arxiv

Teaching

- Generators of maximal orders
(joint work with R. Kravchenko and M. Mazur)

- Representations of analytic functions as infinite products and their application to numerical computations (joint work with M. Mazur)

- On the conjectures of Atiyah and Sutcliffe (joint work with M. Mazur); see also p. 33

- Addendum to “Generalizations of Arnold’s version of Euler’s theorem for matrices” (joint work with M. Mazur)

- On the smallest number of generators and the probability of generating an algebra (joint work with R. Kravchenko and M. Mazur)

- Generalizations of Arnold’s version of Euler’s theorem for matrices (joint work with M. Mazur)

- Separable algebras over infinite fields are 2-generated and finitely presented (joint work with M. Mazur)

My PhD in Mathematics is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

My dissertation advisor was Nigel Boston

In July-August of 2009 and in August of 2010 I visited MPIM. I was able to enjoy Bonn in part thanks to the courage and wisdom of Harry Crosby, Lead Navigator for the 100th Bomb Group (Heavy) who canceled the bombing on 12 August 1943. Both the photo and and excerpt have been taken from this book. I thank Lowell Getz for supplying me with them.

Some pictures from my visit to MPIM in August 2010

Some useful freeware:

GNU

Linux

SAGE

Maxima

PARI/GP

GAP

CoCoA

Macaulay 2

SINGULAR

Giac/Xcas

GeoGebra

LiE

R

I am amazed at the genius of Donald Knuth who, among many other things, has made typesetting a joy. Many resources are available if one would like to learn LaTeX. Here's a good one, for example.