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Carolyn Narasimhan

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  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics
  • ​​PhD​
  • STEM Studies
​Carolyn Narasimhan received her PhD in 1977 from Northwestern University. Her early research was in the field of dynamical systems. In recent years, she has been active in mathematics and science education and has received generous funding from national, state, and local external agencies to support this work.

Selected publications:
  • The periodic behavior of Morse-Smale diffeomorphisms
    Inventiones Math. 48 (1978), 279-292 (with John Franks).
  • Orientation reversing Morse-Smale diffeomorphisms of S2
    Inventiones Math. 64 (1981), 345-365 (with S. Batterson and M. Handel).
  • Interdisciplinary Quantitative Reasoning: A Pre-Statistics Course, American Statistical Association 2000 Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association (2000), p. 100-105 (with D. Jabon).
  • The Chicago Algebra Initiative
    Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 57 (2010), 685-687.
    (with J. Baldwin, J. Boller, D. Jabon, P. Sally Jr., and R. Slaughter)