(CM)²: Creating Momentum through Communicating Mathematics

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Matthias Beck

(CM)² Project Director

I spent my undergraduate years in Würzburg, Germany, where I studied secondary education (mathematics & physics) and also enjoyed a short-lived career as a street musician. I got my Ph.D. at Temple University, and after postdoctoral positions at Binghamton University (SUNY), the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, I arrived at San Francisco State in 2004.

My research is in discrete & computational geometry and analytic number theory. I'm interested in lattice-point enumeration problems for polyhedra, which give rise to a rich interplay of geometry, combinatorics, and number theory, as well as a profusion of applications to numerous fields within mathematics.

My involvement with (CM)² started with two of my favorite professional pastimes: I have mentored several fantastic students in their research, and I'm a Co-Director of the San Francisco Math Circle.

When I'm not counting, teaching, or working with my students, I enjoy biking, travelling, and hanging out with Tendai.

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