Primary Title:

Professor

Email Contact:

Voice Contact:

(541) 737-5159

Fax Contact:

(541) 737-0517

Office:

Kidd 298A

Office Hours:

Fall 2015: M 10:30–11:30 AM, W 1:30–2:30 PM,

and by appointment

PhD in Mathematics, UC Berkeley, 1981

BS in Mathematics, MIT, 1976

Research Field:

Geometry, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics Education

Research Description:

Past work has emphasized General Relativity, studying model spacetimes and their properties, as well as the interface between relativity and quantum physics. Current work investigates applications of the Octonions, the unique non-associative division algebra, to the physics of fundamental particles. Other past and present interests include Algebraic Computing, Asymptotic Structure, Non-Euclidean Geometry, Quantum Field Theory in Curved Space, and Signature Change.

Work in Mathematics Education includes directing the Vector Calculus Bridge Project, co-directing the Paradigms in Physics Project, and designing course content for the Oregon Mathematics Leadership Institute, as well as close collaboration with the Physics Education Group at OSU and membership in the ESTEME group of science educators at OSU.

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