Thomas F. Banchoff

Dr. Banchoff is a geometer and an emeritus professor of mathematics at Brown University. Author of many publications, including Beyond the Third Dimension, he has been in semi-retirement since 2014, but continues to teach and speak internationally.

Tom's presentation title: Beyond the 3rd Dimension: Expanding Froebel's Gifts

Banchoff attended the University of Notre Dame and received his Ph.D from UC Berkeley in 1964, where he was a student of Shiing-Shen Chern. Before his time at Brown, he taught at Harvard University and the University of Amsterdam. In 2012, he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and has been a past president of the Mathematical Association of America. Tom Banchoff is known for his research in differential geometry in three and four dimensions, for his efforts at Brown University, where he has taught since 1967, to develop methods of computer graphics in the early 1990s, and most recently for his pioneering work in methods of undergraduate education utilizing online resources.