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Anton Betten

Anton Betten
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA.
Phone: (970) 491 1865
Fax: (970) 491 2161
betten at math dot colostate dot edu


Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 2000
Diploma in Mathematics, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1995





I am interested in the problem of classification of combinatorial objects. I consider applications of combinatorics to coding theory, design theory and geometry. I find it interesting to prove (new) theorems based on experimental data that is obtained from computer searches.

Cubic Surfaces

hilbert_72_258_small.jpg (click) Watch a Youtube video on cubic surfaces

Please check out my iPhone / iPad App Clebsch (in the App store):


Mathematical Software

Orbiter, a program to classify combinatorial objects

Orbiter documentation

Mathematical Data

Mathematical Data


Colorado State University (since 2002)
The University of Western Australia (2001-2002)

Teaching and Service

In Fall 2018, I am teaching Analysis MATH317 and Introduction to mathematical reasoning MATH235.

Editor for Journal of Geometry (since 2014).

Coorganizer (with James Wilson and Alexander Hulpke) of the Rocky Mountain Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar. Please let me know if you would like to come here and give a talk.

Member, Faculty Council, College-at-large.

Member, ISTeC MAC committee.


Fellow, the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications (ICA).



Graduate Advising

Tom Edgar (MS 2004)
Cayla McBee (MS 2007)
Bader Al-Shamarey (Ph.D. 2007)
Abdullah Al-Azemi (Ph.D. 2007)

Undergraduate Advising

Andreea Erciulescu: Geometric objects with a more combinatorial flavor. Honors thesis, 2011.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar


I received NSF funding for the Rocky Mountain Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar and Miniconferences.


Talks Given


Lecture series on Computational Methods in Finite Geometry

Echoes From the Past

Conference on Combinatorics and Computer Algebra (CoCoA15)

Invited talk: Graphs with Integral Spectrum (given at: G2S2 -- Groups and Graphs, Symmetry and Spectra, Novosibirsk State University and Russian Academy of Science, August 2016)

Guest Lectures at Osaka Prefecture University


Nominated for a Best Teacher Award by the Colorado State University Alumni Association in 2008.

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