 Office: WH 112
 Office hours:
 Courses:
 Spring 2015
Math 517

Section 01:
 Algebraic Topology I 

MWF  2:20  3:20 
OW309 
 Ph. D. Students:

Amanda Taylor,
Summer,
2014
Thesis:

Bronlyn Wassink,
Spring,
2008
Thesis: Subgroups of R. Thompson's Group F that are Isomorphic to F

Olga SalazarDiaz,
Spring,
2006
Thesis: Thompson's Group V From A Dynamical Viewpoint

Collin Bleak,
Summer,
2005
Thesis: Solvability in Groups of Piecewise Linear Homeomorphisms of the Unit Interval

John Donnelly,
Summer,
2003
Thesis: Properties of Richard Thompson's group F related to amenability
Reading list on Thompson's
groups
Publication list
BibTeX entries for
my publications as supplied by the AMS.
My ArXiv author identifier is
http://arxiv.org/a/brin_m_1
Abbreivated Vita
Me, in what used to be a common
pose.
A (very short) list of preprints
that can be downloaded.

Algebraic quotients of categories
Course notes
that can be downloaded.

Introductory
notes on Seifert fibered 3manifolds
Notes for a one semester course. These now reside on the arXiv:
(arXiv:0711.1346).
 Introductory
notes on differential topology (105 kbytes, gzipped, dvi
format). Notes for a half semester course to be presented by the
students. There is also a postscript
version (182 kbytes, gzipped)
and a
pdf
version (431 kbytes). Lastly, there is a
later set of notes in pdf format
designed to be
used with books by Milnor and Hirsh (contradicting what is actually said in
the notes). These go up to a certain point and stop abruptly.

Groups
acting on 1dimensional spaces (336 kbytes, gzipped, postscript
format)
(954 kbytes, pdf format
).
Notes for a one semester course.
These are very rough in spots and even embarrassing in others. I will
not bother to point out where. They cover some material on the
GuptaSidki constructions related to realizing Burnside groups as
actions on infinite trees, and some material on Thompson's groups which
also act (in some sense) on trees. The material was also used as an
excuse to introduce certain constructs.
The note are very spotty near the end, and end rather abruptly.
Some opinions of others I have collected.