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Prabhu Venkataraman

Prabhu Venkataraman

Professor - Mathematics

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PhD, Mathematics, University of Florida
MS, Mathematics, University of Florida
BS, Mathematics, Truman State University

Science & Mathematics

Sanders 201

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  • Discussing mathematics, philosophy, Indian food, life

Research Interests:

My mathematical research interests fall in the area of higher category theory and non-abelian cohomology. I also enjoy thinking and writing about works in modern philosophy, and have published on Rousseau and Kierkegaard.

Teaching Interests:

I’ve taught undergraduate mathematics courses at all levels, from intermediate algebra to calculus, probability and statistics, linear and abstract algebra, real analysis, and Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry. I’ve also taught some interdisciplinary courses, e.g. on the philosophy of mathematics. I have also supervised or served as Reader for the honors thesis projects for several students.

Professional Activity:

“Group Actions on Genus 3 Curves and their Weierstrass Points,” with H. Babu, Lecture Notes in Computing, World Scientific Press, 2005

“The 2-Lien of a 2-Gerbe,” presented at the 2009 AMS Special Session on Topological Field Theories, Representation Theory, and Algebraic Geometry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“Investigating Shapes to Understand Space,”presented for the Clarence R. Noe Dean’s Lecture at Eureka College in April 2014.

“Romanticism, Nature, and Self-Reflection in Rousseau’s Reveries of a Solitary Walker,”Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, vol 11, no. 1, 2015

“Kirkos,”Sophia and Philosophia, vol 1, no. 1, 2016

“Marriage in Kierkegaard and Fichte,” presented at the Eureka College Faculty Colloquium in January 2016

Community Engagement:

I’m involved with the Peoria Area World Affairs Council, a non-partisan educational organization that works to bring to the Peoria area experts on foreign policy for presentations and discussions.

Uniquely Eureka Experience:

I was attracted to Eureka for its size, the sense of collegiality between the faculty, and the learning environment that the college fosters for its students. If you are a student who thrives in small close-knit groups and learning environments, Eureka College is the place for you.