Prof. Richard Blecksmith

Northern Illinois University

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My e-mail address is: richard@math.niu.edu
Write to me at:
    Department of Mathematical Sciences
    Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb, IL 60115

For a short biographical sketch, click here.

I was the director of Math Camp at Northern Illinois University for the years 2000 - 2004. For information about NIU's summer camp, click here.

To see a map on a torus requiring 7 colors, click here.

I am the coach for the NIU Putnam Team, along with Profs Sirotkin, Geline, and Fletcher.
For information about this nationwide contest, click here.
For ten sample questions that are relatively easy, click here.

If you have been invited to join Pi Mu Epsilon, the honorary national Mathematical Society, click here to obtain a response form. Please take the response form to the Math Office (Watson Hall 320) and ask them to give it me, along with a ten dollar check or cash, if you wish to join.