Felipe A. Ramírez

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center, 619
860-685-3100

framirez@wesleyan.edu

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BS Colorado St University
PHD University of Michigan

Felipe A. Ramírez

Mathematics research: ergodic theory and dynamical systems, Diophantine approximation, and fractal geometry. 

Lately, Ramirez's research has focused in a branch of number theory called Diophantine approximation. Here, the basic goal is to find out the extent to which one can use rational numbers (numbers that can be expressed as fractions) to approximate irrational numbers (numbers that cannot be expressed as fractions). Diophantine approximation has fascinating connections to dynamical systems, where one studies the time-evolution of geometric objects under certain processes. Fractal geometry also plays an important role. For example, sets of real numbers with prescribed approximation properties tend to have fractal dimension. 

This interview for the Wesleyan Newsletter has a bit more. 

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Wednesdays 9 to noon

Courses

Spring 2019
MATH 229 - 01
Differential Equations

MATH 516 - 01
Analysis II