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Thomas P. LoFaro

Clifford M. Swanson Professor of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Gustavus Adolphus College

800 West College Ave.

Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Voice: (507) 933-7463

Fax: (507) 933-7041

Office: Olin 314

Email: tlofaro@gustavus.edu

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Weekly Schedule (Fall 2014)

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Mon

Tues

Wed

Thur

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8:00-8:50

MCS 121

MCS 121

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MCS 121

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10:30-11:20

FTS

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FTS

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FTS

11:30-12:20

MCS 121

MCS 121

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MCS 121

MCS 121

12:30-1:20

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1:30-2:20

Office Hours

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Office Hours

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2:30-3:20

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Meeting

3:30-4:20

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Meeting

 

 

Research Interests

I received my Ph.D in Mathematics from Boston University where I worked with Professor Nancy Kopell. Before going to BU I went to the University of Missouri for both my B.A. and M.A.  My research interests are in nonlinear dynamical systems and their applications to mathematical biology.  The picture below shows one of my favorite toys, the Newton-Leipnik attractors.   Currently I am working with Professor Paul Glimcher and members of his neuroscience lab at New York University on dynamical models of cortical normalization in decision-making circuits in the brain.  I also am active in the mathematical modeling/differential equations community and have been involved in a variety of NSF funded projects highlighting the use of mathematical modeling in differential equations education.


Other Neat Stuff

· IDEA Internet Differential Equations Activities,

· A few notes on writing modeling papers,

· Download the Mathematica Package GraphicalAnalysis.m

· MathSciNet .

· A list of Calculus Sites .

· Check out a mathematical Fun Fact at Harvey Mudd College.



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