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Rawdon, Eric

Ph.D., University of Iowa
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Dr. Rawdon is a knot theorist with specific interest in understanding
knotting in physical systems.  He is currently focusing on knotting
in open arcs, like those found in knotted proteins.

  1992-1997 The University of Iowa, Mathematics PhD, August 1997

  Thesis advisor: Jonathan Simon
  Dissertation title: Thickness of Polygonal Knots
  1988-1992 St. Olaf College, Mathematics, BA, May 1992
Awards and Distinctions

 National Science Foundation Grant, RUI: Theory and simulations of
 knotting in physical and biological systems ranging from proteins to
 glueballs, DMS #1115722 (2011-2014).

 National Science Foundation Grant, RUI: Structure of Entanglement  in Macromolecules, DMS #0810415 (2008-2011).

 Distinguished Faculty Mentor of Undergraduate Mathematics  Students Award, Allegheny Mountain Section of the MAA (2006)

Research Interests
 Physical knot theory, polymers, knotted proteins, random knots,
 tight knots, ropelength, knotting in physical systems.

J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
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MATH 101 - 07 Finite Mathematics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS LL54
CRN: 20168 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Eric J. Rawdon Elementary set theory, linear equations and matrices, linear programming, finite probability, applications primarily in business and the social sciences. Offered Fall, J-Term, Spring and Summer. Prerequisite: Placement of MATH 101 or above, or successful completion of MATH 005.

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