Course Information Geometric Topology @ LSU Math Outreach @ LSU Research Teaching Experience Work Experience Computer Programs Honors and Recognition Pictures References LSU Mathematics Indiana University Mathematics Geometry & Topology at MSU Inst. for Pure & Applied Math. Sefton-Ash Publishers Singapore Math, Inc.
 Scott Baldridge's Professional Homepage   Welcome! My mathematical research is in 4-dimensional gauge theory and exotic 4-manifolds, Chern-Simons theory, and symplectic Calabi-Yau 6-manifolds. In education I am known for a pair of textbooks for prospective elementary and middle school teachers. Here is my most recent curriculum vitae. News: Read my recent paper on embedded knotted tori in R^4 by going to my preprint link above. This paper describes a new way to embed tori into R^4 called a hypercube diagram and shows how that representation can be used to construct useful and computable invariants of the knotted tori. This paper is a key part of my work to understand smooth embeddings combinatorially. Earlier work with Adam Lowrance in one dimension lower lead to cube diagrams of knots in R^3, which can also be accessed at the link above. Here is a picture of a cube knot (thank you Justin Reusch!): For computer code to visualize and work with cube diagrams, go to http://code.google.com/p/cubeknots/ Check back soon for code to work with hypercube diagrams. Elementary Mathematics for Teachers and Geometry for Teachers, two books I co-wrote with Thomas Parker of MSU, are available at Singaporemath.com.  You can find instructor resources at: www.elementarymathforteachers.com Elementary Mathematics for Teachers and Elementary Geometry for Teachers were rated highest among college math textbooks for teachers in their respective categories in a recent report by the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Scott J. Baldridge
224 Lockett Hall
Department of Mathematics
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
(225)-578-1670
sbaldrid@math.lsu.edu