Chair & Dwight B. Goodner Professor of
Mathematics
Department of Mathematics,
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Office: 227 Love Building
Phone: 8506453338
Fax: 8506444053
Em: bowers AT math DOT fsu DOT edu
Research Interests
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 Family
My son John C. Bowers is a student in the computer science department at UMass, Amherst. His wife Katherine is currently attending Simmon’s library science program.
My son Thomas is a student at Florida State, and makes freehand pipes, among other things. His wife Kellie is completing her Anthropology degree at FSU.
My daughter Maddy is in 5th grade.