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Ghassan Y. Sarkis

Associate Professor of Mathematics; On leave for the 2021-2022 academic year
With Pomona Since: 2002
  • Expertise

    Expertise

    Ghassan Sarkis received his Ph.D. training in number theory, studying the arithmetic of p-adic dynamical systems surrounding formal group theory. Since coming to Pomona, he has also become interested in certain aspects of extremal combinatorics, as well as the mathematics of data science.

    Research Interests

    • Formal group theory
    • Local arithmetic dynamics
    • Combinatorics

    Areas of Expertise

    MATHEMATICS

    • Number Theory
    • Formal Groups
    • P-adic Dynamical Systems
  • Education

    Education

    Ph.D.
    Brown University

    Master of Arts
    Brown University

    Bachelor of Science
    University of Chicago

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Abstract Algebra I
    • Abstract Algebra II
    • Calculus III
    • Independent Research in Mathematics
    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Linear Algebra
  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    Pomona College, Wig Distinguished Professorship Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009 & 2014