# Dr. Rachel Pries

## Professor

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

e-mail: firstnamelastname ATSYMBOL gmail DOT com

e-mail: lastname ATSYMBOL math DOT colostate DOT edu
(this second address is unreliable, especially for international communication -
if I do not respond to your message, please use the first one instead)

Office Location: Math Department 205A Weber

Office Phone: 970-491-2635

General Office Hours: (tentative) Wed 1-2 and Thurs 2-3,
or by appointment.

Please stop by my office to say hi.

** Research: **

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.

** Teaching: **

This semester I am teaching
M460: Information and Coding Theory, spring 2019

and
M605A: Algebraic Number Theory, spring 2019

Previous Course Information

** Seminar:**

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 15th 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, going to the zoo with my kids.

Check out this
interesting art/environmental link

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