Thomas Garrity

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWebster Atwell Class of 1921 Professor of Mathematics


Bronfman Science Center 204

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B.S. University of Texas, Mathematics (1981)
B.A. University of Texas, Philosophy (1981)
Ph.D. Brown University (1986)


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

MATH 325 (F)   Set Theory

MATH 351 (S)   Applied Real Analysis

MATH 437 (F)   Electricity and Magnetism for Mathematicians


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 and the academic year of 2000-01 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and will be returning to Michigan for 2012-13.