## Aaron Robertson

Mathematician

Professor

Musician

## About Me

##### Mathematician, Professor, Musician

### I am a Professor of Mathematics @ Colgate University

I started professing at Colgate University in 1999 and recently served a 3-year stint as department chair. I am now back to full time teaching.

I have authored several dozen articles and a couple of books. Currently, I am writing an under-contract book on Ramsey Theory aimed at beginning graduate students.

When not doing mathematics or teaching about mathematics -- and not in a pandemic -- I spend my time either with my family or my bandmates or watching Colgate sporting events or recording and writing in my studio.

- Age48
- ResidenceNew York, United States
- Office219 McGregory Hall
- e-mailarobertson@colgate.edu

### Teaching

#### Service Courses

My main service course is Introductory Statistics; however, I have taught all calculus courses, too.

#### Course in my Area

Combinatorics, Ramsey Theory on the Integers

#### Other Majors Courses

Number Theory and Mathematical Reasoning, Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Real Analysis

#### Thesis Course

Just a few years ago, our department implemented a thesis requirement for our majors. Since then I have directed 24 theses and am currently directed 10 more. You can view the titles of finished theses on this Colgate webpage.

### Fun Facts

#### Students Taught

> 2000#### Pages of math thrown in recycling

31,415#### Songs written

64#### Coffee Cups Consumed

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## Resume

##### 20 Years of Experience

### Education

##### 1993

#### B.S. in Actuarial Science

University of MichiganI passed a few tests back then, but realized the business life was definitely not for me.

### Experience

##### July 2012 - Current

#### Full Professor

Colgate UniversityNow I can relax 😂

##### July 2005 - June 2012

#### Associate Professor

Colgate UniversityI thought I was supposed to teach and do research, not service.

##### July 1999 - June 2005

#### Assistant Professor

Colgate UniversityWith no power comes no responsibility.

### Math Skills

#### Ramsey Theory

#### Combinatorics

#### Other Math

### Coding Skills

#### Maple

#### Fortran

#### C

#### Timex Sinclair 1000

## Teaching

##### Who put the aching in teaching?

### Current Teaching

##### Fall 2020

#### Math 105: Intro to Statistics

MWF: 10:30-11:20Online and in-person (location Starr Rink, Reid Athletic Center) syllabus

#### Math 483: Research Seminar

Individual Zoom Meeting Times219 McGregory Hall syllabus LaTex skeleton file Weekly report template

### Course I Have Taught

####
- Introduction to Statistics (105)
- Calculus I (161)
- Calculus II (162)
- Calculus III (163)
- Number Theory and Math Reasoning (250)
- Combinatorics (310)
- Probability (316)
- Geometry (357)
- Real Analysis I (377)
- Ramsey Theory on the Integers (410)
- Mathematical Statistics II (416)
- Research Seminar (483)

## Research

##### My Publications

## Music

### Some Music

My band, dangerboy, is mostly a cover band. We play alternative rock, focusing on 90s alternative. We did record some of my original songs way back in the day. Below are a couple of demos from back then.