WELCOME !
This is the homepage for Professor Robert Carlson.
Office: Engr 272
Office phone: 7192553561
COURSES  FALL 2016
Math 1360 Calculus 2
Math 4040 Senior Seminar
PUBLICATIONS
Here is a
promotional flyer
for my book, A Concrete Introduction
to Real Analysis, which was published (2006) by CRC Press.
A list of my publications and preprints is available:
publication list
Quantum Free Groups
Quantum Free Groups 2
Madrid talk
INFORMATION FOR MATH MAJORS
Career Options 1
Career Options 2
Here are a few comments about graduate education in mathematics.
These comments are mostly NOT directed at students planning careers in K12 education.
0. If you hope to find a job in which you use expertise in mathematics,
you are very likely to need a graduate degree.
1. You should speak ASAP to a knowledgeable person about your goals, plans, and constraints.
There are many options for graduate study in mathematics, but focused and detailed information
is hard to find in writing.
2. If you are worried about financing a graduate program in mathematics (and who isn't),
you should seriously consider applying to a PhD program. There is a lot of financial support
for PhD students, usually through teaching assistantships. Usually, a teaching assistant
makes enough money to support themselves (modestly) without borrowing.
Support for Masters students is much more limited. Schools do not ask you for the money back
if you leave after obtaining a Masters degree.
3. In addition to graduate programs in mathematics, consider programs in computer science, operations
research, or statistics.
4. For students thinking about a PhD in mathematics, I recommend the book
A Mathematicians Survival Guide, by Steven Krantz. You can find the book, with reviews,
on Amazon.
PhD for Mathematics
Applied Science PhD: Mathematics Track
Mathematics Track PhD Student Handbook
PhD Recruiting Poster
The web site for the summer 2005 conference on Quantum Graphs is
QUANTUM GRAPHS CONFERENCE
A record of the summer 2001 conference on SOLITON EQUATIONS is
SOLITON EQUATIONS CONFERENCE
FAMILY PHOTOS
Amber's photos
Emily's photos
Murals  Spring 2005
The girls  Fall 2005
Family California get together  Summer 2006
Pictures of Grandpa
Summer 2013
The professor is puzzled.
