FSUMATH
Florida State University Seal

Philip Bowers's Faculty Page


Philip L. Bowers
Back to Faculty Page
Dwight B. Goodner Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, USA, 1983

Detailed description of research

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.