I am an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon. My research interests are mathematical statistical physics and number theory.

I teach in the Clark Honors College.

I am currently the President of United Academics of the University of Oregon.I was the President of theUniversity Senate2017-2018.

#### Recent posts

### The Algebra and Geometry of $\mathbb Q_p$

Here we investigate the algebraic and geometric properties of the $p$-adic numbers.

### Absolute Values and Completions of $\mathbb Q$

Notes on the places of $\mathbb Q$ and the analytic construction of the $p$-adic numbers.

### Field Extensions and Number Fields

Here I am storing various basic facts about Number Fields that are useful in other notes. I hope this becomes more complete as time goes on.

### Recalling Galois Theory

This is a brief reminder of the main ideas of Galois theory.

### From Measures to Metrics on Pro-finite Completions

A note on how measures on pro finite completions of trees yield metrics.

### Mandala Gardens and the Fibonacci Sequence, Maya Ward

For my project I have created a mandala garden that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing according to mathematical principles, chiefly the Fibonacci sequence. The choice to use a mandala garden was a very intentional one. The mandala has often been regarded as one of the best representations of the intersection of math, aesthetics, and art.