Clayton Shonkwiler

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Associate Professor                             
Department of Mathematics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Emailclayton.shonkwiler@colostate.edu
Office: Weber 206C
Phone: (970) 491.1822
Curriculum Vitæ


This semester I am teaching:

  • Math 476 — Groups as Manifolds: An Introduction to Matrix Groups
  • Math 670 — Introduction to Differential Manifolds

Please see the course pages for more information. Previous courses can be found on the teaching page.


My primary research interest is in using geometry to solve topological and physical problems. I am currently working on a long-term project which uses Riemannian and symplectic geometry to develop a new framework for understanding the probability theory of topologically constrained random walks and polymer networks. A newer but very promising project uses symplectic geometry to answer long-standing questions in frame theory and statistical signal processing. Please see the research page for more.

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