John M. Sullivan

Associate Professor in the
Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1409 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL, USA   61801-2975
Campus Mail: 250 Altgeld Hall (MC-382)

Office: 326 Illini Hall
tel: +1-217-244-5930
fax: +1-217-333-9576

  • Optimal geometry
  • Annotated list of papers
  • Online preprints
  • Grant support
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Graphics:
  • Still images of bubbles, foams, etc.
  • Videos: "The Optiverse", "Knot Energies"
  • John M. Sullivan I hope to die before I have to use Microsoft Word. --Donald Knuth, author of TeX, 2001

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    Amer. Herit. Dict:

  • Teaching philosophy
  • Spring 2003: Math 317, Abstract Algebra, 10am MWF
  • Fall 2002: Math 425, Bundles and Hodge Theory, 9-10:20am TTh
  • Spring 2002: Math 303, Topics in Euclidean Geometry, 11am MWF
              Math 428, Topics in Geometry: Minimal Surfaces, 1pm MWF
  • Previous semesters
  • Further teaching information
  • Other Activities:
  • Essay on the beginning of the new millennium.
  • Presentation at Bridges 2000 on "Equal-tempered musical scales with few notes"
  • AMS Special Session on Optimal Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, October 2002, Madison
  • MAA Session on Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science, January 2003, Baltimore
  • AMS Special Session on Optimal Geometry, March 1999, Urbana
  • Public Lecture, Dec 8, 1998: "The Geometry of Foams", Mathematics in Science and Society
  • The International Society for the Arts, Mathematics, and Architecture (ISAMA)
  • Software:
  • Java applets: stereographic projection and parallel transport
  • Interactive K-12 math: Eggmath
  • UIUC Math Seminar Calendar
  • Older software
  • My GnuPG public key
  • Outside hobbies:
  • U of I Chorale
  • Photos