Neal Koblitz

Professor of Mathematics

University of Washington
Department of Mathematics
Box 354350
Seattle, Washington 98195-4350

Office: C-335 Padelford Hall
Phone: (206) 543-4386
Fax: (206) 543-0397

The photo was taken at Ticlio Pass, Peru. The sign says ``Highest railway point in the world: 4818 meters, 15806 feet.'' NOTE: On July 1, 2006 Peru lost its first place position when China opened a railway connection between Golmud and Lhasa that crosses a mountain pass at 5072 meters (16644 feet).

NOTE: If you've landed here by mistake and are looking for Ann Hibner Koblitz, then click onto her name to get the Professor Koblitz you really want. Her blog "Sex, Abortion, and Contraception" can be found here; it is a supplement to her third book, titled Sex and Herbs and Birth Control: Women and Fertility Regulation Through the Ages.

Information for students in Math 124A and 124B, Autumn 2014

My September 2014 letter to the Seattle Times about the dispute between Amazon and the publishing conglomerates. Footnote to the letter: According to the University of Washington's cost estimates, on the average a student needs to spend over $1200 per year on textbooks. That's outrageous!

Declining the invitation to be an "AMS Fellow" -- September 2012 Letter to the AMS Notices

See also David Eisenbud's excellent analysis.

Branch campuses abroad -- December 2011 letter to The Chronicle of Higher Education

My reply to a request from BBC/Vietnamese for comments about the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (VIASM) -- in English and Vietnamese; my interview with Fields medalist and VIASM director Ngo Bao Chau can be found here.

Vietnam Trip Report -- March 2010

Higher Education Controversy in Vietnam

Anti-Vietnam bias in The New York Review of Books

English translation of Grothendieck's report on his 1967 visit to Vietnam



Early Fall Start

I teach an intensive 4-week 5-credit course for incoming students at U.W. on "Secret Codes and Online Security" in the Early Fall Start program; a video for students about Early Fall Start can be found here.

Pre-University Math Education

The Kovalevskaia Fund

(website designed by Alfred Menezes)

"The Word for World is Forest": A long-range funding source for women in math in developing countries, available here