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Dr. Hans Boden

Hans Boden
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Hamilton Hall – 313
905-525-9140 ext. 23428
Office Hours:
Tues. 9:30–10:30 a.m., Wed. 10:30–11:30 a.m, and by appointment

Dr. Hans U. Boden is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster and teaches ARTSSCI 1D06 / Calculus. He has also taught Math 2X03 / Advanced Calculus I and Math 4B03 / Calculus on Manifolds, as well as a wide range of other courses in algebra, geometry, topology, and knot theory. He served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics from 2009 until 2018.

Dr. Boden received his BSc from the University of New Hampshire and his PhD from Brandeis University. Before joining McMaster in 2000, he worked at the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. He also spent two years as a research mathematician at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany. His research focuses on the geometry and topology of manifolds, and his current interests are in developing algebraic tools to explore and understand knots, links, and braids in the 3-sphere and other 3-dimensional manifolds.