Mathematics Department
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Alan Taylor

Job Title
Marie Louise Bailey Professor of Mathematics
Bailey Hall 208B
Department/Program: Mathematics

Areas of interest

My graduate training was in the field of mathematical logic, and I spent the first fifteen years of my career doing infinitary combinatorics. Most of my work involved ultrafilters on omega, ideals on uncountable cardinals, and partition theory (including a bit of work with finite Ramsey theory). I spent the following fifteen years with a number of questions from the area of “fair division” and with some topics arising from the theory of voting. Here, I was primarily studying simple games. For the past decade I have returned to set theory with somewhat of a focus on coordinated inference as captured by so-called hat problems.

Academic credentials

B.A., University of Maine; A.M., University of Maine; Ph.D., Dartmouth College