
Steve Lovett '95
I still remember with great fondness my first math class at Brown as a
thoughtheknewitall freshman. Prof. Banchoff strode in the classroom,
lectured for an hour with more vim than I'd ever seen in a professor, and
concluded by posing the following riddle: what television series does the
following surface
As a student, I took three courses with Prof. Banchoff (Multivariable
Calculus, Differential Geometry, Combinatorial Topology) and I can say
without reservations that the Differential Geometry course stands in my
memory as my favorite class out of all undergraduate and graduate life. As
an assistant, I wrote some of the text and a large number of
The my research took me away from geometry and into algebraic geometry and
representation theory, the problems Prof. Banchoff posed at various times
still resurface in my mind from time to time. I still remember how to
create out of those mathematics tinker sets the projection of a five
dimensional cube into R^{3}; Air France cups still linger in
the back of my mind and you know, I still haven't found a torus knot with a
torsion function that is negative everywhere. Furthermore, I continue to
aspire to Prof. Banchoff's superior example of teaching and have tried to
adopt some of his techniques. I have tried to imitate his ability to learn
students' names within one or two days (I'm still working on it!); whenever
possible, I try to spark an interested student to get beyond what one learns
in class to exploring small research
After a three year hiatus from academia after Brown, I started a graduate
program at Northeastern University, completing my Ph.D. in June of 2003.
Right now, I teach at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. My research
currently includes representations of quivers, orthogonal and symplectic
representations of symmetric quivers, nilpotent orbits,
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