IU Ph.D. Nathan Carter wins MAA book prize
Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Nathan Carter, 2004 IU Mathematics Ph.D., was awarded the 2012 Beckenbach Prize from the Mathematical Association of America for his recent book Visual Group Theory. This book covers a typical undergraduate course in group theory from a thoroughly visual perspective, with more than 300 colorful illustrations, connecting group theory to topics diverse as Rubik’s cube, contra dancing, square dancing, crystals, chemistry, art, and architecture.
Nathan Carter is currently Associate Professor of Mathematics Sciences at Bentley University. His Ph.D. thesis, Reflexive Logics, was supervised by Professor David McCarty. Carter's Masters Software Project involved visualizing group theory and was supervised by Professor Douglass Hofstadter.