**Jeff BlanchardResearch Assistant ProfessorVIGRE Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Utah**

Department of Mathematics University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090 USA |
Phone: (801) 585-1644 Fax: (801) 581-4148 Email: jeff "at" math "dot" utah "dot" edu |

Excursion to Halstadt, Austria from "STROBL07: Trends in Harmonic Analysis", Strobl, Austria, 2007

**Who I am :**

- I am a Research Assistant Professor (VIGRE Postdoctoral Fellow) under the VIGRE grant in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Utah. I received my Ph.D. in 2007 from Washington University in St. Louis under the direction of Professors Guido Weiss and Edward Wilson.

**Office Location :**

- LCB 337

**Current Course :**

- MATH 5750, Wavelets and Applications, Spring 2009 , 9:10-10:30, JWB 333

**Previous Courses :**

- MATH 5610, Introduction to Numerical Analysis I, Fall 2008 , 8:35-9:25, LCB 225
- MATH 1220, Section 4, Calculus II, Spring 2008
- MATH 1210, Section 5, Calculus I, Fall 2007

**More information:**

- I am a 2008-2009 Project NExT Fellow. My Fellowship is partially funded by the ExxonMobil Foundation.
- My Research
- I am currently the coordinator for the Undergraduate Problem Solving Competition.

**Making Good Choices:**

- Choosing an advisor is a big deal. Gustav Dirichlet had two advisors: Simeon Poisson and Jean-Baptiste Fourier. Good choices.
- Taking on a student is a big deal. Johann Pfaff had only two students: Carl Gauss and August Mobius. As a result, Pfaff has 44,222 mathematical descendants (or 35% of the mathematicians recorded in the mathematics genealogy project) as of Sept. 23, 2008. Good choices.
- Certainly there are other examples of good choices of students, for example Lagrange having only three students, two of which are Simeon Poisson and Jean-Baptiste Fourier. Good choices.