Nic Koban


Associate Professor of Mathematics


Office: Brinkman 105


Phone: (207) 778-7117


Email: nicholas.koban@maine.edu

SCHEDULE (Spring 2014)
  MONDAY       TUESDAY      WEDNESDAY    THURSDAY       FRIDAY    
8:00-8:30 Math
104
Unavailable Math
104
Research
Time
(Unavailable)
Math
104
8:30-9:05
9:15-9:45 Math
104
Math
104
Math
104
9:45-10:20 Meet with
Research Asst
10:30-11:00 Math
304
Math
304
Math
304
11:00-11:35
11:35-12:00 Meetings/
Gym
Gym Meetings/
Gym
12:00-12:30 Office
Hour
12:30-1:00
1:00-1:30
1:30-2:00 Office
Hour
2:00-2:30 Office
Hour
Office
Hour
2:30-3:00
3:00-3:30 Unavailable
Unavailable
3:30-4:00

TEACHING

In the spring of 2014, I will be teaching the following courses:

Past Teaching at the University of Maine Farmington

I have taught the following courses at UMF:


RESEARCH

My field of interest is topology. I am especially interested in geometric group theory. My research so far has been focused on the Bieri-Neumann-Strebel-Renz geometric invariants Σn of a group. My dissertation develops an invariant Ωn analogous to Σn and investigates the relationship between the two. Recently, I have become interested in the relationship between Ωn and the property R of a group. I have also focused much of my research in computing Ωn for certain products of groups.

Research Papers


UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS

I have supervised the following undergraduate research projects:


EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

Education

Employment

Other Professorships