Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Dwight B. Goodner Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
The Florida State University
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.