Mike Miller Eismeier is a mathematician and J. F. Ritt Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Columbia University, specializing in topology. He received his BS from Santa Clara University and his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has taught and mentored students throughout their education and regardless of their math background, aiming to be patient but challenging. His courses emphasize the nature of mathematics as a particular form of communication and often use written projects as a way to develop and critique students' skills as communicators. His research is in gauge theory, using physical ideas from quantum field theory in the study of geometry and topology.
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