Dr. Rachel Pries
Mailing address: Math Department, Weber 101,
Colorado State University,
Fort Collins CO 80523-1874
Colorado State University
e-mail: pries ATSYMBOL math DOT colostate DOT edu
Office Location: Math Department 118 Weber
Office Phone: 970-491-2635
General Office Hours: Wed 3-4 and Fri 11-12 or by appointment.
Please stop by my office to say hi.
I study arithmetic geometry, which is a hybrid of number theory and algebraic geometry.
Specifically, my research is about moduli spaces of curves and abelian varieties, and Galois theory of curves in positive characteristic.
Here are my publications.
M460: Information and Coding Theory, spring 2014
M605B: Arithmetic Geometry, spring 2014
I help organize
Grammar school: going outside during math class to measure the circumference and diameter of trees and posts.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin Highschool 1990: graphing sin(x+y).
Brown University 1994 (advisers Professors Jeffrey Hoffstein and Joseph Silverman):
covering fundamental domains of real quadratic rings with hyperbolas.
Doctorate University of Pennsylvania 2000 (adviser Professor David Harbater): learning Galois theory by the sea in Luminy.
Postdoctorate Columbia University 2003: studying p-torsion of hyperelliptic curves.
This is my tenth year as a faculty member in the math department at Colorado State University.
Sandcastles, treehouses, watercolors, social action theater, bicycle paths near rivers, train and subway rides, sunlight on brick rowhouses, dark chocolate,
the NY public library, climbing in the Gunks, hiking in wild basin, taking my kids to the zoo.
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interesting art/environmental link
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