Rachel Pries

Dr. Rachel Pries

Colorado State University

2018 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Contact Information:
Mailing address: Math Department, Weber 101, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO 80523-1874

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Office Location: Math Department 205A Weber
Office Phone: 970-491-2635
General Office Hours spring 2022 on zoom: Mon 12-12:40, Wed 2-2:40 and Fri 10-10:40, or by appointment.

VaNTAGe: a virtual seminar on open conjectures in number theory and arithmetic geometry:
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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 for curves.
Here are my publications.

I am an editor of the journals Research in Number Theory and Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society.

In spring 2022, I am teaching M360: Introduction to cryptography and M460: Information and coding theory. Previous Course Information

I help organize the number theory lab and FRAGMENT seminar

Mathematical highpoints:
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 19th year as a faculty member in the math department at Colorado State University.

Personal highpoints:
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, trips with my kids to Denver zoo and lyric theater, temples in Kyoto.

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