Each year, the Department welcomes many visitors; these visitors, who come for varying periods of time, teach classes and participate in our seminars and research. They make significant contributions to the life of the Department. These visitors come from all over the world, and this attests to the international nature of mathematics and to the Department's attractiveness as a center of mathematical research and teaching. Many visitors come for only a few days or a week, but some stay for a quarter or more. Here is a list of this year's long-term visitors:
Richard Downs, Visiting Lecturer (all year), visiting from South Seattle Community College. Professor Downs is a participant in our sabbatical program for community college educators.
Iain Gordon, Visiting Assistant Professor (Winter quarter), visiting from the University of Glasgow. Professor Gordon does research in quantum groups.
Deborah Nichol, Visiting Lecturer (all year), visiting from Skagit Valley College. Professor Nichol is a participant in our sabbatical program for community college educators.
Vladimir Sharafutdinov, Visiting Professor (Winter quarter), visiting from the Sobolev Institute for Mathematics and Novosibirsk. Professor Sharafutdinov is a frequent visitor to the department; his research is in differential geometry and topology.
Balázs Szendröi, Visiting Assistant Professor (Winter quarter), visiting from Utrecht University. Professor Szendröi is an algebraic geometer.
Marsha Weaver, Visiting Assistant Professor (Autumn quarter), visiting from the University of Alberta. Professor Weaver specializes in general relativity.
Jiangang Ying, Visiting Associate Professor (Autumn-Winter quarters), visiting from Fudan University. Professor Ying works in probability.