I am on Fulbright--NAWI Graz Fellowship.
I am teaching a course on homological algebra
at University of Graz, Austria, and I am doing research at TU Graz.
Spring 2019
MATH 113 Discrete Structures:
Full course for one semester. Sets, cardinality, number theory, combinatorics, probability. Proof techniques and problem solving. Additional topics may include graph theory, finite fields, and computer experimentation. Prerequisite: three years of high school mathematics. Lecture-conference.
Click here for more details.
Past teaching: for course xxx, go to website
www.reed.edu/~iswanson/xxx.html,
and for course xxx taught in year yyyy, go to website
www.reed.edu/~iswanson/xxxyyyy.html.
Click here to see selected (past) course notes.
Co-moderator of the Commutative Algebra electronic archives, 2003-.
(Check arxiv.org
or UC Davis Front. )
Education:
B.A. Reed College 1987,
Ph.D. Purdue University 1992.
Personal interest:
Quilting - pictures of some of my
mathematics-related quilts. Check out the one about MSRI 2002/03.
Apparently the quilt got lost during its move back up the hill! Sigh!
US postage information
(not from USPS websites, they don't seem to find
this information important).
Starting 21 January 2018:
50c domestic letters, 35c domestic postcards.
I do not see new rates for international letters and postcards,
perhaps they remain the same:
115c international letters and postcards.
My wish list:
Acrobat Reader: my favorite is version 5.0 (not 8.0, not 9.0),
because it has useful hidden features
(discovered by random and concerted strokes on my keyboard).
Namely,
when I need to update a pdf file (that just got texed again),
I can do cmd-w to close the window, then cmd-left arrow, and this
brings up the same corner of the page as before,
with the same magnification.
But what about my wish list: I wish that 9.0 and later would do the same,
plus, it should position the window in the same corner of the screen
as I had it carefully positioned before, not in the center of the screen
blocking out everything else.