post: Dept. of Mathematics, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 7B8
Teaching is the part of the job that turns me on. I like to teach everything in mathematics (except that applied stuff!), and often give reading courses on topics not covered in our regular offerings.
Mathematics 2200H - Mathematical Reasoning
Mathematics 2260H - Geometry I: Euclidean Geometry
Mathematics 3200H - Number Theory
Mathematics 1550H - Introduction to Probability
Mathematics 3810H - Ancient and Classical Mathematics
Mathematics 4810H - Perspectives in Mathematics
I often teach regular courses as reading courses for students who are unable to take them when they are offered in the normal course of events. Reading courses on material outside our usual curriculum which I have taught a time or three in the recent past, and could readily do so again for anyone interested, include:
I have written or am writing a couple of texts, all of which are or will be released for free in electronic form. (Working on these is a large part of my sabbatical program.)
My interests are in combinatorial set theory, particularly problems about Souslin trees, and in geometry, on non-Desarguesian projective planes. I've also worked a bit on binary codes.
Born a Canadian citizen in München, Deutschland, in 1961, and raised in Toronto, Canada, from 1962 on, except for a year (1971-72) in Innsbruck, Österreich. B.Sc. (1984), University of Toronto; A.M. (1986), Ph.D. (1989), Dartmouth College. NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship: 1989-90 at the University of California, Berkeley, and 1990-91 at the University of Toronto. Assistant Professor at Trent University 1991-98 (with tenure from 1995); Associate Professor from 1998. Visiting Adjunct Assistant Professor at Ohio University while on sabbatical in 1995-96.