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Michael P. Hitchman

Michael P. Hitchman
Professor (Chair)

Taylor 212


Dr. Hitchman's research interests are in the areas of topology, geometry, and the mathematics of tiling. He remains interested in the interplay between topology and geometry in the area of cosmic topology, whose aim is to detect the shape of the universe. He has also participated in collaborative research with students on tiling questions. He enjoys teaching a wide range of courses, including calculus, topology, geometry, analysis, probability and statistics, and astronomy.


  • B.A., Mathematics, Swarthmore College
  • Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Oregon