Butler Professor of Mathematics
Haverford, PA 19041
Office: KINSC H212
Home: 3 Independence Way, Titusville NJ
Before joining the Haverford faculty in 1991, Lynne Butler was an
assistant professor of mathematics at Princeton and a postdoctoral
fellow at the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications. She
attended college at The University of Chicago and graduate school at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she earned her Ph.D. in
mathematics under the direction of Richard Stanley. She has chaired the
mathematics department and served as Associate Provost at Haverford College.
Details of her professional activities are below and in her 2012
experience: education received; academic postions held; invited
professional activities: grants awarded; summer teaching and
consulting pursued; papers recently published and error found.
service: appointed and elected offices
held; mathematics programs evaluated; conferences organized.
Research and Teaching Lynne Butler enjoys teaching
algebra and statistics to mathematics majors as well as linear
optimization and game theory to students concentrating in
mathematical economics and cryptography to students concentrating in computer science. She built a
for natural science faculty at Haverford, and wrote a
movie review of
A Beautiful Mind for the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.
research with undergraduates: introduction to combinatorics and
cryptanalysis, including an animation illustrating a theorem about order
analogues; students mentored, their projects and career paths.
in popular culture: books, movies, and plays about math and
mathematicians; art inspired by mathematics.
for students: summer research opportunities; great Web sites,
including math quotes, math games, math software for the
Mac, and Lynne's page on
A Beautiful Mind.
Butler's home page to learn about Lynne's identical twin, a
physical chemist at The University of Chicago. After looking at Laurie's
picture, see if you can guess who's who in the picture at right. Lynne had just
recoverd from back
surgery and was thrilled to hike with her twin.
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