Publishing under the sneaky pseudonym "David J. Rusin"
- Freehold (N.J.) High '75 (Bruce Springsteen went here!)
- Princeton A.B. '78 (Brooke Shields went here!)
- U of Chicago Ph.D. '84 (Ed Asner went here!)
NIU is in DeKalb, Illinois, home town of Cindy Crawford, barbed wire, and
DeKalb Seed Corn -- famous for its winged-ear-of-corn logo).
- Northwestern '84-'86 (Cindy Crawford went here!)
- Northern Illinois University '86- (Dennis Hastert went here!)
- MSRI '89 (Tom Lehrer was here!)
As soon as I can find them I will put the TeX files for these papers in
the directory of research materials.
What is the probability that two elements of a finite group commute?,
Pacific Jour. Math. 82 (1979), 237-247.
Cyclotomic polynomials and nonstandard dice,
Discrete Math. 27 (1979), 245-259. (with Joseph Gallian)
Representations of metabelian groups,
J. Pure Appl. Algebra 18 (1980), 283-291.
Groups admitting nilpotent fixed-point-free automorphism groups,
Jour. Algebra 64 (1980), 89-92.
Factoring groups of integers modulo $N$,
Math. Mag. 53 (1981), 33-36. (with Joseph Gallian).
The mod-2 cohomology of metacyclic 2-groups,
Jour. Pure and Applied Algebra 44 (1987), 315-327.
The cohomology of the groups of order 32,
Math. Comp.53 (1989), 359-385.
The 2-groups of rank two,
Jour. Algebra 149 (1992) 1-31.
Kernels of the restriction and inflation maps in group cohomology,
J. Pure Appl. Alg. 79 (1992) 191-204.
My Erdös number is 3; a minimal chain is through
Cremona (MR2004a:11137), Odoni (MR90b:11019), Cohen (MR49#4958), and then
Erdös (MR55 #290).
Through no fault of my own, I have a distinguished mathematical pedigree.
Here is the result of applying the "advisor-of" function iteratively:
Ahmed Chalabi is my mathematical brother though I Have never met him.
|David Rusin (1984)|
|George Glauberman (1965)|
|Richard Bruck (1940)|
|Richard Brauer (1925)|
|Issai Schur (1901)||Erhard Schmidt (1905)|
|Georg Frobenius (1870)||David Hilbert (1885)|
|Karl Weierstrass (1841)||C.L.Ferdinand Lindemann (1873)|
|(1854: Honorary, Köningsberg. Details)||Felix Klein (1868)|
|Christoph Gudermann||Julius Plücker (1823)||Rudolf Lipschitz (1853)|
|Gudermann's training unclear;|| Univ. Marburg, Advisor unknown||Gustav Dirichlet (1820s)|
|rumored to be a student of|| ||Simeon Poisson (1790s) and Jean-Baptiste Fourier (1790s)|
|Karl Friedrich Gauss (1799)|| ||Joseph Lagrange (both)|
|(Thus Pfaff, Kaestner)|| ||Self-taught (~ 1750s)|
New favorite Actual Quote
I'm rebuilding my son's room. Hanging wallboard with screws. Been at it
all day. Son comes in halfway through. He asks,
"What are you screwing up now, dad?"
Second place, most gratifying communication --
Mail exchange with a former teacher:
DJR: I'm flattered that you would remember me.
Oh, I remember you as very able and enthusiastic,
and clearly the enthusiasm has remained.
[Pause for effect...]
My regular vita also contains the usual boring statements about
committee service, courses taught, grants and awards, and so on. If
you really need to know about this, let me know. Frankly, the fact
that you (if you exist) have read as far as this paragraph surprises
Last modified 1 March 1996.