Prof. John C. Bowers






  • In December 2017 my paper with Philip Bowers and Kevin Pratt, “Rigidity of circle polyhedra in the 2-sphere and of hyperideal polyhedra in hyperbolic 3-space” was accepted to appear in the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.
  • In November 2017 I gave a talk title “Cauchy’s theorem and rigidity of circle polyhedra in the 2-sphere” at the Undergraduate Mathematics Colloquium at Washington and Lee University.
  • In September 2017 my paper with Philip Bowers, “Ma-Schlenker c-Octahedra in the 2-Sphere” appeared in the Journal of Discrete and Computational Geometry.
  • In September 2017 I co-organized the Virginia Soft Matter Workshop at JMU.
  • In August 2017 my paper with Philip Bowers, “Menger Redux: Embedding Metric Spaces Isometrically in Euclidean Space”, appeared in the journal American Mathematical Monthly.
  • In June 2017, I organized a workshop on Circle Packing, which is hosted here at James Madison University (June 6-9).
  • In summer 2017 I worked with a student as part of our Research Experience for Undergraduate’s (REU) program in computer science. The student blog for the REU program can be found here.
  • In March 2017 I am co-organizing a special session of the AMS southeastern sectional meeting in Charleston, SC. The title of the session is “Rigidity Theory and Circle Packing”.
  • In January 2017 I gave a talk on Cauchy Rigidity of Convex c-Polyhedra at the Joint Math Meeting in Atlanta. This is part of my ongoing on Circle Patterns work with Philip L. Bowers, who also gave a talk on part of our work at the meeting.