Webster Atwell Class of 1921 Professor of Mathematics
B.A. University of Texas, Philosophy (1981)
Ph.D. Brown University (1986)
My research is in algebraic and differential geometry and, recently, in number theory. In particular, I have been concerned with the Hermite problem (which asks for generalizations of continued fractions). I was an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin, a graduate student at Brown and an Evans Instructor at Rice before coming to Williams in 1989. I spent the academic year of 1992-93 on sabbatical at the University of Washington, the academic year of 2000-01 and also the year of 2012-2013 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the academic year of 2016-2017 at the Insitut de Recherche en Informatique Fondamentale at what is now Université de Paris.