JHR's home plate

John Rickert
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: G-215A, Crapo Hall
Phone: (812) 877-8473

Department of Mathematics
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, IN 47803

e-mail: john.rickert@rose-hulman.edu
My schedule is on-line.         I have pages for several of my classes.

Professional Background

I am an associate professor of mathematics at Rose-Hulman. I grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, graduated from Hawthorne Jr. High, from Wauwatosa West High School in 1980, got my B.A. in Mathematics and Astronomy-Physics from The University of Wisconsin in 1984 and my Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1990.

My research interest is in diophantine equations, most recently dealing with Pell-type equations, and in restricted partition functions.

Coarse Information

During the spring term I am teaching MA113 and MA378.
During the Fall term I taught MA275, and MA371.
During Winter term I taught MA113, and MA275.

I spent academic year 1997-8 on sabbatical at Penn State University (where I had an office In McAllister Hall with windows!) did some work on partition functions and used this as a basis to get some ideas for the NSF-REU program that I worked in the summers of 1999 and 2001.
During the summer of 2015 I was at RSI- 2015. My e-mail address there is jrickert@mit.edu. I will be at RSI again during the summer of 2016.

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Events Schedule for Rose-Hulman students
Contest 2016-2017 2017-2018
Alfred R. Schmidt
Freshman Mathematics Competition
September, 2016 September, 2017
Virginia Tech Math Contest October, 2016 October, 2017
High School Mathematics Contest Saturday, November 12, 2016 Saturday, November 11, 20167
Putnam Competition Saturday, December 3, 2016 Saturday, December 2, 2017
Mathematical Contest in Modeling February, 2017 February, 2018
Regional MATHCOUNTS Competition Saturday, February, 2017 Februrary, 2018
State MATHCOUNTS Competition at Purdue March, 2018
Indiana College Math Competition IN MAA meeting,
Earlham College
March 24, 2017
Spring Indiana MAA meeting,
Valparaiso University
March, 2018
Undergraduate Mathematics Conference April, 2017 April, 2018

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