Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Dwight B. Goodner Professor of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

The Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Office: 118 Love Building

Em: bowers *AT* math *DOT* fsu *DOT* edu

I was trained as a topologist, but have moved more and more into geometry and complex analysis and have started dabbling in some applications of mathematics. My continuing interests are

*Discrete conformal geometry*: conformal tilings; circle packings on Riemann surfaces; discrete analytic functions; the type problem for graphs; piecewise flat surfaces and their conformal types; Grothendieck dessins d’enfants;*Geometric group theory*: negatively curved, automatic, and CAT(0)-groups; boundaries of groups; metric geometry;*Classical complex analysis*: the Koebe uniformization problem;*Applications*: discrete conformal flattenings; numerical uniformizations of riemann surfaces and piecewise flat surfaces; flat anatomical mappings;*Quantum*: quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, quantum computing.

My wife Kristina is a math professor at Tallahassee Community College. My son John is a professor of computer science at James Madison University. My son Thomas is a church organist and choir director at Christ’s Church in Montgomery, AL. My daughter is in high school at Leon High.