# Christopher Towse

Office: DuPont 178 Phone: (610) 690-6827
E-mail:ctowse1@swarthmore.edu

Mailing Address:
- Department of Mathematics and Statistics
- Swarthmore
College
- Swarthmore, PA 19081 USA

### Teaching Schedule:

**Fall 1998**

Math 9, Discrete Mathematics Section 2 MWF,
10:30-11:20, Trotter 303.

Math 18, Several Variable Calculus
Section 1 MWF, 11:30-12:20, Kohlberg 115.

Math 6B, Calculus II B Section 1 (Second
Half of the semester only!) MWF, 9:30-10:20, Dupont 139.

**Office Hours**: Wednesdays 2-3PM, Thursdays and Fridays
1-2PM, or by appointment.

And you can always just drop by.

**Education and Academic Employment**
S.B.. in Mathematics, MIT,
1988.

S.M., Ph.D. in Mathematics,
Brown University, 1993.

Assistant Professor,
University of Michigan, 1993 -- 1996.

**Research Interests**
Weierstrass Points, Arithmetic Geometry, Algebraic Number Theory,
Riemann surfaces.

**A few papers**
*Weierstrass
Points on Cyclic Covers of the Projective Line* , Trans. Amer.
Math. Soc. **348** (1996) 3355--3378.

*Weierstrass
Weights of Fixed Points of an Involution*, Math. Proc. Camb.
Phil. Soc., **122** no. 3 (1997), 385--392.

*Generalized Wronskians and
Weierstrass Weights*, Pac. J. Math., to appear. <--just
accepted.

*Lambda-continued fraction representations of the units of some
Hecke groups*, with D. Rosen, in preparation.

**Student Evaluations**
I've transcribed some of my student
reviews for your perusal.

**Just a few Links**

Interested in the Putnam Competition?
Here is a
site at Wesleyan University with a lot of good information including
solutions to this year's competition.
The Number
Theory Web lists many resources.

Also, Joe Silverman
has a good list of math sites which are close to my own research
interests.

Everyone should be able to link to the
American Mathematical Society,

the Mathematical Association of
America

and the Association for Women in
Mathematics.

This summer, I supervised an undergraduate research project
together with
Tom Hunter and
Gene
Klotz. The results of that project can be found (for now at
least) at this
link, created by Nicole
Bouttenot and
Tushar Parlikar.
Tushar and Nicole are both Class of '01 at Swarthmore.

For a non-math link, all I have is a list of
Schoolhouse Rock Lyrics for now.

Also, check out the M&M page.
Fun, if you have a color screen.

Go to the Swarthmore College home
page.

Go to the
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Home Page .
*Send questions and comments to:
ctowse1@swarthmore.edu *