J. J. P. Veerman
Professor of Mathematics
Affiliate Professor of Physics
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA
FMH, rm 464B
Newspaper (El Pais, Spain) articles August
28, 1988 and March 19, 1989.
Papers starting 1985
Papers starting 1995
Papers starting 2005
Papers starting 2015
Papers starting 2020
Research seminar series at Portland State University (2005, 2006, 2010, 2011)
Research seminar series at Rockefeller University (1996, 1997, 2008, 2009)
A language page.
Sabbatical in 2022-2023.
Short Bio and
Description of Research
I have designed two
new courses that I am very
excited to teach. Please, ask me about this material.
I am writing an ambitious set of notes covering an introduction to several areas of number
theory. Here is the flyer for the full year course. It is designed to emphasize connections
with other areas of mathematics such as analysis, algebra and complex analysis, as well
as to make some classical results accessible to a wider audience of non-specialists.
In the summer of 2019, I participated in a summer school in Italy where I gave a mini-course
on the theory of directed graphs. This resulted in the design of the 1 or 2 trimester course
"Directed Networks". Here is the flyer for the course. Some of the material has been worked
into slides: see part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.
All this material is "work in progress"; expect errors and other shortcomings.
I appreciate if you report errors and welcome constructive criticism.
You can find my email at the top of this page.
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)!
IMPORTANT 3: While I actively encourage collaboration among students and may assign
take home exams on which you are allowed to collaborate:
you must write your own exam yourself in your own words !!!
Copying, or even using something else as a template for your answers, is plagiarism
and will receive no credit whatsoever.
In most of my classes you will be either strongly
encouraged, or even obliged
(graduate students) to turn in your HW in *.pdf format based on LATEX.
Here is a website where LATEX is explained: