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Richard S. Laugesen



Graduate students and Postdocs

Associate Chair for Faculty

Internship Network in the Mathematical Sciences

Recommended reading:

Mathematics for Human Flourishing (farewell address by MAA President Francis Su) and
A View of Mathematics from Behind the Veil (by Robin Wilson)


Current semester: Math 542 Complex Variables

Previous semesters: Math 231 (Fall 2012), Calculus for Engineers Math 231 (Fall 2011) Math 231 (Fall 2010), Math 285 (Spring 2018), Math 285 (earlier years) (and blog on the textbook), Math 286, Math 347 Sec. C1, Math 347 Sec. D1, Math 425, Math 441, Math 442, Math 461, Math 488 (Scaling, Self-similarity and Intermediate Asymptotics), Math 540, Math 542, Math 545, Math 553, Math 554 (and lecture notes), Math 554 (old syllabus), Math 556, Math 561, Math 595 (Frames and Riesz Bases in Harmonic Analysis), Math 595 (Spectral Theory of Partial Differential Equations), Math 598 (Preparing Future Mathematicians)
Spring 2013 - Graduate Professional Development Seminar

BIG Jobs Guide: Business, Industry, and Government Careers for Mathematical Scientists, Statisticians, and Operations Researchers
by Rachel Levy, Richard Laugesen, and Fadil Santosa; SIAM, 2018

Lecture notes: Spectral Theory of PDEs
Lecture notes: Linear Analysis and PDEs
Lecture notes: Harmonic Analysis

Interesting links: - The linear algebra behind Google
- Things my students heard me say in Math 231
- Excellent math book: "When least is best: how mathematicians discovered many clever ways to make things as small (or as large) as possible" by Paul J. Nahin
- Choosing a graduate program

Mathematics Department - Budget Dashboard (Spring 2018)

News item about PI4 internships program

Software projects

IODE (differential equations) with Iode Faculty Guide, and
IPROM (probability).
Sage Applets by Bartłomiej Siudeja (eigenvalues of the Laplacian, statistics, dynamical systems, calculus)

Contact Information

376 Altgeld Hall
Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1409 W. Green Street (MC-382)
Urbana, IL 61801, U.S.A.
For office hours, see my current teaching webpages above.

Telephone: 217-333-1329

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