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John Rickert
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 MA190 and MA378.
During the Fall term I taught MA111, and MA381.
During Winter term I am teaching MA375, and MA538.

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 2018 I was at RSI- 2018. My e-mail address there is jrickert@mit.edu. I will be at RSI again during the summer of 2019.

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Events Schedule for Rose-Hulman students
Contest 2016-2017 2017-2018
Alfred R. Schmidt
Freshman Mathematics Competition
September, 2018 September, 2019
Virginia Tech Math Contest October 27, 2018 October, 2019
SCUDEM - SIMIODE Challenge Saturday October 27, 2018 Saturday November 9, 2019
High School Mathematics Contest Saturday, November 10, 2018 Saturday, November x, 2019
Putnam Competition Saturday, December 1, 2018 Saturday, December 6, 2019
Mathematical Contest in Modeling February, 2019 February, 2020
Regional MATHCOUNTS Competition Saturday, February, 2019 Februrary, 2020
State MATHCOUNTS Competition at Purdue March, 2020
Indiana College Math Competition IN MAA meeting,
Univ. of Indianapolis
April 5, 2019
Spring Indiana MAA meeting,
Indiana Wesleyan Univ.
April 3, 2020
Undergraduate Mathematics Conference April 19-20, 2019 April, 2020

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