Christopher Towse

Professor of Mathematics
Herron Family Chair in Mathematics
Chair, Department of Mathematics

Department: Mathematics
Office Address: Balch 200
Office Phone: (909) 607-3540
Personal Website:
Christopher Towse

Academic History

  • B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Ph.D. Brown University

Areas of Expertise

  • Arithmetic Geometry and Riemann Surfaces (Weierstrass points)
  • Number Theory (generalized continued fractions)
  • Combinatorics (chain partitions)

Awards and Honors

  • $275,000 grant from the NSF to run the Claremont Colleges Mathematics REU Site 2009-11
  • 2001, 2003, 2006, 2013 Mary Johnson Faculty Achievement Award (Teaching)
  • 2000-01, 2014-15 Faculty Research Support Grant, Scripps College

Courses Taught

  • Transcendental Functions
  • Calculus I, II, and III
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Number Theory
  • Abstract Algebra I
  • Abstract Algebra II: Galois Theory
  • Complex Analysis
  • Mathematical Analysis I
  • Core III: Mathematics in Our Culture

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