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Edward Burger Bio


Edward B. Burger (born 1963)[1][2] is professor of mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Williams College. He graduated from Connecticut College in 1985, where he earned B.A. Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in Mathematics[3]. In 1990, he received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin[3]. He did his postdoctoral work at the University of Waterloo in Canada[4]. His research interests include algebraic number theory, Diophantine analysis, p-adic analysis, geometry of numbers, and the theory of continued fraction.[3][5] He teaches abstract algebra, "The Art of Creating Mathematics", and Diophantine analysis.[5] He has taught or been a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, Westminster College, James Madison University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Macquarie University in Australia.[5] Burger has been honored for his innovative work in developing educational and entertaining mathematics electronic textbooks. He has been a keynote speaker, invited special session speaker, or the conference chair at a number of Mathematical Association of America and American Mathematical Society conferences[6].

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