Professor of Mathematics, University of South Alabama
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My areas of research are symbolic
dynamical systems and knot theory. In recent years I have mainly been investigating applications of the former to the latter. You can read about symbolic dynamics in this Scholarpedia article.
My teaching page has useful information for students in my classes, and miscellaneous recreational and educational links.
Mathematical Origami is one of my hobbies.
My pick of upcoming local events
Some recent or upcoming conferences:
- Carolina Dynamics Symposium, UNC-Chapel Hill, April 12-14, 2013.
- Growth and Mahler Measures in Geometry and Topology, Institut Mittag-Leffler, July 1-5, 2013.
- Geometric Topology in New York, Columbia University, August 12-16, 2013.
- AMS Fall Central Meeting, Washington University, St. Louis, October 18-20, 2013.
- Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, January 15-18, 2014.
- Walterfest: Photos from Faces of Geometry: 3-Manifolds, Groups and Singularities, Columbia University/Barnard College, June 2011.
- Oberwolfach: Photos from the workshop on Low Dimensional Topology and Number Theory at Mathematisches Forschungsinstitute Oberwolfach in August 2010.
- Origami tessellations: Examples of the 17 wallpaper groups, each folded flat from a single sheet of paper.
- Knots and links from Vaison-la-Romain, Orange and Albi, France.
Susan G. Williams
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mobile, AL 36688
e-mail: swilliam at southalabama dot edu
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