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Jon Harrison

Jon Harrison

Contact Information:
Department of Mathematics
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97328
Waco, TX 76798-7328
USA

Office: Sid Richardson 332C
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Phone: (254) 710-3723

FAX: (254) 710-3569

Email: Jon_Harrison@baylor.edu

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Associate Professor of Mathematics

Education:
Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Bristol, 2001
M.Sci. in Physics, University of Bristol, 1997

Biography:
Dr. Harrison joined the Baylor faculty in 2007. Prior to coming to Baylor served as a post-doctoral researcher at the Universit�t Ulm in Germany (2001-2004) and Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University (2004-2007). He is a graduate of Bristol university in the United Kingdom and is originally from Cranleigh, UK, the birth place of the famous Cambridge mathematician G.H. Hardy.

Academic Interests and Research:
Dr. Harrison's research is in mathematical physics. He is particularly interested in quantum mechanics on graphs and applications of group theory in quantum chaos.

Selected Publications:

On occurrence of spectral edges for periodic operators inside the Brillouin zone, arXiv:math-ph/0702035, J. Phys. A 40 (2007), no. 27, 7597-7618 (with P. Kuchment, A. Sobolev, and B. Winn).

The Spectral Form Factor for Quantum Graphs with Spin-orbit Coupling, arXiv:nlin.CD/0511011, In: G. Berkolaiko et. Al. (Eds) Quantum Graphs and Their Applications, Contemporary Mathematics, 415, (AMS 2006), 51-64 (with J. Bolte).

The Spin Contribution to the Form Factor of Quantum Graphs, arXiv:nlin.CD/0304046, J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 36 (2003), L433-L440, (with J. Bolte).

Quantum Indistinguishability from General Representations of SU(2n), arXiv:math-ph/0302037, J. Math. Phys. 45 (2004), 1332-1358 (with J.M. Robbins).

Spectral Statistics for the Dirac Operator on Graphs, arXiv:nlin.CD/0210029, J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 36 (2003), 2747-2769.

Awards:

NSF Grant DMS 0604859 Project: Spectral Properties of Quantum Graphs and Related Systems (with G. Berkolaiko and B. Winn)

Teaching Interests:
Dr. Harrison has taught a variety of courses at Baylor and previous institutions including the calculus sequence, differential equations, linear algebra and applied math for graduate students.

Courses taught at Baylor:

MTH 1321 - Calculus I
MTH 2321 � Calculus III