Petra Bonfert-Taylor




Petra Bonfert-Taylor received her Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1996 from Technische Universität Berlin in Germany. Initially intending to study computer science, Petra got drawn to the study of mathematics through a chance encounter with the subject via a course on complex analysis taught by Professor Christian Pommerenke who later on became her doctoral advisor. Petra has lectured and taught widely, including at Technische Universität Berlin, Universität Würzburg, the University of Michigan, Stony Brook University, Yale University, Massey University, University of Southampton, University of Pune. Petra is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Wesleyan University. Besides mathematics, Petra enjoys the outdoors, including skiing, gardening and hiking. She is an avid cook, enjoys music and loves spending time with her children and family.

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Apr 10th 2017

This course provides an introduction to complex analysis which is the theory of complex functions of a complex variable. We will start by introducing the complex plane, along with the algebra and geometry of complex numbers, and then we will make our way via differentiation, integration, complex dynamics, power series representation and Laurent series into territories at the edge of what is known today.

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Oct 21st 2013

In this course we’ll explore complex analysis, complex dynamics, and some applications of these topics.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)