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Austin Anderson | Doctoral Candidate


Email: aanderso@math.fsu.edu
Phone: (386) 235-1641
Office: Remote teaching for Spring 2021


I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Mathematics at Florida State University working under Dr. Alexander Reznikov. My research interests broadly include Potential Theory, Geometric Measure Theory, and Fractal Geometry. My recent work investigates the asymptotic behavior of optimal configurations for packing, covering, Riesz polarization and Riesz energy on fractals with separated leaves.


  • MAC1140: Precalculus Algebra, Instructor of Record, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.
  • MAC2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II, Instructor of Record, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020.
  • MAC2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I, Instructor of Record, Spring 2021. Those currently enrolled in my spring course may access the Canvas page.

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the FSU Graduate Student Legacy Fellowship 2017
  • Received "Tutor of the Year" award from the University of Central Florida Mathematics Lab 2017.


  1. A. Anderson and Alexander Reznikov. (2020) Minimal Riesz energy on balanced fractal sets . arXiv 2009.11441 math.CA. Access page here.
  2. C. Spradlin, A. Anderson, J. Beetar, A. Schulte, and S. Lunsford. (2015). Polymer Versus Lead Conductive Polymer Investigated Electrochemically and by Micro-Raman Spectroscopy . The Chemical Educator: Abstract Volume 20 (2015) pp 83-85.


  • The Second Mid-Atlantic Analysis Meeting 2020 (MAAM 2020), Riesz Energy and Best Packing on Self Similar Sets. September 11, 2020. Abstract & Slides
  • FSU PhD Candidacy Exam, Optimal Discrete Measures for Riesz Potentials and Relation to Best Covering. March 2020. Slides


In my spare time, I enjoy reading (mainly fiction), listening to podcasts, playing card or board games, practicing acoustic guitar, walking, biking, tennis, and occasionally weight-lifting.