J. J. P. Veerman

Professor of Mathematics

Affiliate Professor of Physics

Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Portland State University

Portland, OR 97201, USA




Newspaper (El Pais, Spain) articles August 28, 1988 and March 19, 1989.

Papers starting 1985

Papers starting 1995

Papers starting 2005

Papers starting 2015

Research seminar series at Portland State University (2005, 2006, 2010, 2011)

Research seminar series at Rockefeller University (1996, 1997, 2008, 2009)

A language page.


Pescara Lecture Notes on Directed Graphs

Part 1, part2, part 3, and part 4. See also  https://www.sci.unich.it/mmcs2019/


I was awarded the (full year) 2019/20 Fulbright-Czech
Distinguished Professorship at the Czech Technical
University in Prague.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is "a program of the United States Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs."

"The Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards comprise approximately forty distinguished lecturing,
distinguished research and distinguished lecturing/research awards ranging from three to 12 months.
Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the
Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be eminent scholars and have a significant
publication and teaching record."

Unfortunately, PSU administrative decisions made it impossible for me to accept
this wonderful award. So I am in Portland during 2019/20.


Teaching FALL 2019:

IMPORTANT 1: All answers on home works and exams must be justified,  even if  that is not evident from
                              the phrasing of the question. Answers without justification will receive partial credit at best.
IMPORTANT 2: Before turning in exams or HW's, write your first plus last name in the top right corner
                              of each sheet you turn in (even if you staple them together)!

MTH 434/534, Set Theory

Here you can find the syllabus, and for this course.
All assignments, home works, and exams are announced in class.

         Mon, Oct 07:
  1.1: all. 1.2: 1--9a, 10. 1.3: unstarred questions 1--11.
         Mon, Oct 14: 1.4: 1--14, 18. 1.5: 1--4.
Mon, Oct 21: 2.1 & 2.2 all unstarred. Also do exercise in this note.

EXAMS PLANNED (may be modified in class):
Exam 1: Oct 23, in-class, Chapter 1.
MTH 634/5/6, Algebraic Topology

Here you can find the syllabus, and for this course.
All assignments, home works, and exams are announced in class.

         Mon, Oct 07:  Ch 0: 1--6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18(read: is homeo to), 20, 23.
         Mon, Oct 14:  Section 1.1: 1--10, 16.

EXAMS PLANNED (may be modified in class):    


General Announcements for Students:

In most of my classes you will be either strongly encouraged,
or even obliged to turn in your HW in *.pdf format based on LATEX.
Here is a website where LATEX is explained: 


Student Research Projects:

I have many research projects, Most are intended for 501 theses or PhD level projects.
If you are interested in doing a research project in:
Dynamical Systems, Social and Economic Networks, Coherent Motion of Flocks, Topology/Geometry,
Fractal Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Applications of Graph Theory,
or others, please talk to me.