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Alex Feingold

Professor
Ph.D., 1977, Yale University
At Binghamton since 1979

Areas of interest: Algebra, Lie algebras, conformal field theory
Summary of research interests
Math Reviews list of published papers. (Institutional subscription to MathSciNet is needed for viewing.)

E-mail: alex@math.binghamton.edu
Phone: (607)-777-2465
Fax: (607)-777-2450



Alex Feingold
Welcome to my website

Information about my current course Math 503: Algebra I, Spring 2014

For information and the syllabus of my Spring 2014 course, Math 503: Algebra I, link to Spring 2014 Math 503 Information.

Information about my previous course Math 330-1: Number Systems, Fall 2013

For information and the syllabus of my Fall 2013 course, Math 330-1: Number Systems, link to Fall 2013 Math 330-1 Information.

Information about my previous course Math 507: Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory, Fall 2013

For information and the syllabus of my Fall 2013 course, Math 507: Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory, link to Fall 2013 Math 507 Information.


Squirrel Mail

Here is a link to the Department of Mathematical Sciences Squirrel Mail login.


Here is a link to my page containing a number of interesting animated gifs, some just fun, but some with real mathematical contents: My animated GIFs Gallery.


Mathematical Sculptures by Alex Feingold

I have a strong interest in sculptures, especially those related to mathematics, and I have made some in stone, bronze and wood. Here are links to webpages showing my work, and links to the artists who have inspired and influenced me. You can also follow the following link to an Artist's Statement which I have written. Picture Here

  • From January 8 - February 7, 2014, two of my sculptures were on exhibition at the Art Mission, Prospect Street in downtown Binghamton.
  • From December 3 - 27, 2012, some of my sculptures were on exhibition at the Art Mission, Prospect Street in downtown Binghamton.
  • From June 1 - July 27, 2012, some of my sculptures were on exhibition at the Broome County Public Library on Court Street in downtown Binghamton.
  • One of my bronze sculptures from Fall 2010, a 12" diameter bronze torus (3,5) knot mounted on a bluestone base over a spherical mirror, was selected for the 2011 Roberson Regional Art Exhibition, and will be on display at the Roberson Museum and Science Center, located at 30 Front Street, Binghamton, NY, 13905, during July 9 - October 16, 2011.
  • From September 1-30, 2010, some of my sculptures were on exhibition at the Broome County Public Library on Court Street in downtown Binghamton.
  • From June 9-27, 2010, eleven of my kinetic sound sculptures will be on exhibition in the lobby of the Know Theater, located at 74 Carroll Street, Binghamton, NY. This exhibition was selected to compliment their current production, ``Black Comedy" by Peter Shaffer.
  • On September 4, 2009, 7 - 9 PM, in the lobby of the Downtown Campus of Binghamton University, I exhibited 19 of my sculptures as part of the First Friday Art Walk. The sculptures shown included many of my kinetic sound sculptures, some in the style of Harry Bertoia, both bronze and steel examples, and some others based on knot theory. This was my first solo exhibition, and I want to thank Jennifer Keegin, Associate Director of Campus Life for Campus Activities, for her help in arranging this exhibition, and Prof. Jim Stark for the use of his pedestals for the display of the artwork.
  • The 11th annual Bridges conference took place in the birthplace of M. C. Escher, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, July 24-28, 2008, with a Mathematical Art Public Activity Day on July 29. The Bridges conferences are a literal bridge between mathematics, music, art, architecture and culture, and include an exhibition for 2D and 3D mathematical art. Four of my sculptures were submitted and accepted for the exhibition, but could not attending conference so I am sent pictures of them. This link takes you to the list of artists who participated in the exhibition, and includes links to pictures of their work: Bridges 2008 Artists. The following link to the conference website has many interesting links to previous conferences, and to mathematical art on the internet: Bridges Conference 2008.
  • Two of my kinetic sound sculptures were in the Members Exhibition Dec. 7-28, 2007 at the Art Mission in Binghamton, NY. Another bronze sculpture of mine is part of their Members Exhibition Dec. 5-28, 2008.
  • One of my sculptures was exhibited November 1 - 4, 2007, at the Center Gallery at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, in an exhibition ``Rhythm of Structure: Beyond the Mathematics", curated by John Sims as part of the conference Knotting Mathematics and Art: A Conference in Low Dimensional Topology and Mathematical Art. You can see pictures I took of the pieces in the exhibition, and pictures I took at the conference, by following the link: Knot Art Conference Pictures.
  • Four of my sculptures were exhibited May 3 - 24, 2007, at the Altered Esthetics Gallery in Minneapolis, MN, during their show ``Art For The Other Senses". A write-up about the exhibition which mentions my kinetic sound sculptures can be found at the following link: Altered Esthetics Exhibition in vita.mn story.
  • Kinetic Sound Sculpture inspired by the work of Harry Bertoia.
  • Stone and wood sculpture projects inspired by Helaman Ferguson.
  • Bronze metal sculptures made as castings of earlier works in other media and by welding.
  • Steel and plastic sculptures inspired by hyperbolic surfaces and the tensegrity sculptures of Kenneth Snelson and John Robinson.
  • I have also collected some beautiful examples of netsuke.
  • Sculptures from the Spring 2006 semester can be seen on the following webpage: Spring 2006 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Summer of 2006 are shown on the following webpage: Summer 2006 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Fall of 2006 are shown on the following webpage: Fall 2006 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Spring 2007 semester can be seen on the following webpage: Spring 2007 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Summer of 2007 are shown on the following webpage: Summer 2007 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Spring 2008 semester can be seen on the following webpage: Spring 2008 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Summer of 2008 are shown on the following webpage: Summer 2008 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Fall of 2008 are shown on the following webpage: Fall 2008 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Summer of 2009 are shown on the following webpage: Summer 2009 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Fall of 2009 are shown on the following webpage: Fall 2009 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Spring of 2010 are shown on the following webpage: Spring 2010 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Fall of 2010 are shown on the following webpage: Fall 2010 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Spring and Summer of 2011 are shown on the following webpage: Spring and Summer 2011 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Spring and Summer of 2012 are shown on the following webpage: Spring 2012 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 are shown on the following webpage: Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Fall 2013 are shown on the following webpage: Fall 2013 Sculptures.
  • Sculptures from the Spring and Summer of 2014 are shown on the following webpage: Spring 2014 Sculptures.


  • Phi Beta Kappa Picture Here

    I am president of our local chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Psi of New York. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious liberal arts honor society in the country. The link above will take you to our webpage which has information about the history of the society, our selection procedures, and lists of students who qualified in recent years.



    Pi Mu Epsilon

    I am the Permanent Faculty Correspondent of our local chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the Alpha Omicron of New York, the National Mathematical Honor Society. For information about our newly formed chapter, follow the link above.



    Ice Skating

    I have been a serious ice skater (figure skating, not hockey!) since 1968. I am a member of the United States Figure Skating Association, was a member of the Professional Skaters Association, and I am currently a member and President of the Binghamton Figure Skating Club. The link in the heading above this paragraph will take you to a webpage where I have put my skating resume and some pictures.



    Curriculum Vitae:

    Follow the indicated link to my Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Kac-Moody Lie Algebras and their Representations, Vertex Operator Algebras, Conformal Field Theory, Fusion Rules, Hyperbolic Weyl Groups.

    Selected Publications: