Karl Mahlburg


Associate Professor

320 Lockett Hall
Department of Mathematics
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office Phone: (225) 578-1609

e-mail: mahlburg (at) math (dot) lsu (dot) edu



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Current Teaching

Spring 2020:

·         None (Advising and Reading Courses only).

Fall 2019:

See Curriculum Vitae page for archived teaching.

Undergraduate Problem-Solving Seminar and MATH 3903

Click above for information on undergraduate mathematics competitions at LSU, including the Putnam Competition and Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest. Here you can find important dates, information about the Problem-Solving Seminar (held Wednesday evenings each Fall semester), large collections of practice problems (more than 900 in all!), and other resources, as well as LSU's historical performance. Students can earn credit for the Problem-Solving Seminar by enrolling in MATH 3903 (2 Credit Hours, Pass/Fail).  

MATH 3903 was also held in a different format in Spring 2018, with the goal of students gaining research experience through submitting and publishing solutions to problems in mathematics journals. See the course webpage for 3 published submissions from LSU undergraduates.

Recent Publications and preprints   (Link to complete Publications page)

The following is a list of publications, submitted articles, and preprints from (approximately) the past 2 years (Updated Oct. 2019):

(Google Scholar profile;  Author link on the arXiv)

See Publications page for full list of 38 refereed journal publications and 3 preprint(s), as well as other writing.


Advising and Students

My research has included projects in Partitions, Basic Hypergeometric Series, Modular Forms, Number Theory, Combinatorics, and Probability. For prospective students who might be interested in working with me, one of the best ways to prepare is to review the material (including the lengthy collections of in-depth homework problems) from the Graduate Topics Courses that I have previously taught:

Class Field Theory

Fall 2019

Algebraic Number Theory

Fall 2018

Partitions and Hypergeometric q-series

Fall 2017

Analytic Number Theory

Spring 2018  Spring 2014

Modular Forms and Elliptic Curves

Spring 2013

Current Graduate Students:

Former Graduate Student:


Curriculum Vitae

(Updated 2019) The link above is an abridged .html version. A .pdf copy of full CV is available on request.

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