Mark Branson: Fine School of the Sciences Faculty
Mark Branson , Ph.D.
- B.A. in Mathematics, B.S. in Computer Science, University of Oklahoma (2003)
- M.Phil, Ph.D. in Mathematics, Columbia University (2010)
- Stevenson University
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
- Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
- NASA Ames Research Center
My research is in the area of Geometry & Topology. My thesis and postdoctoral research was in the area of symplectic topology, but I have been pursuing applied geometry since coming to Stevenson. I am interested in the geometry of urban spaces and how we can use geometric invariants to describe the cities in which we live. I am also interested in how social justice issues can be used to better teach mathematics and motivate students to find connections between mathematics and their world.
- Math For The People. https://web.stevenson.edu/mbranson/m4tp/version1/math-for-the-people.html
- Fighting Alternative Facts: Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with Social Issues,PRIMUS,29:3-4 (2019),228-243,DOI: 10.1080/10511970.2018.1506534
- “Action-Maslov Homomorphism for Monotone Symplectic Manifolds,” Algebr. Geom. Topol. 11 (2011), no. 2, 1077-1096.
- “MARTE: Technology development and lessons learned from a Mars drilling mission simulation,” Journal of Field Robotics, Volume 24, Issue 10, Date: October 2007, Pages: 877-905 (with Howard Cannon, Carol Stoker, Stephen Dunagan, Kiel Davis, Javier Gomez-Elvira, Brian J. Glass, Lawrence G. Lemke, David Miller, Rosalba Bonaccorsi, Scott Christa, José Antonio Rodriguez-Manfredi, Erik Mumm, Gale Paulsen, Matt Roman, Alois Winterholler, and Jhony R. Zavaleta)
- “DAME: Planetary-Prototype Drilling Automation,” Space 2006 Conference Proceedings, AIAA, 2006 (with B. Glass, H. Cannon, S. Hanagud, and G. Paulsen)
- “A Tabulation of Legendrian Knots by Ambient Isotopy,” The Honors Undergraduate Research Journal,
MATH 147 - Precalculus
MATH 218 - Geometry
MATH 220 - Calculus I
MATH 221 - Calculus II
MATH 222 - Calculus III
MATH 230 - Discrete Structures
MATH 301 - Mathematical Structures
MATH 312 - Mathematical Statistics I
MATH 313 - Mathematical Statistics II
MATH 321 - Differential Equations
MATH 418 - Mathematical Modeling
MATH 425 - Scientific Computer Programming
MATH 490 - Numerical Analysis
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