“The essence of Mathematics lies in its freedom” -- Georg Cantor

Research Interests

My research in graduate school was in fractal geometry. I've always been fascinated by fractals and their applications to nature's geometry. Many things in our universe obey some self similarity scaling model (moons move around planets, planets move around a sun, suns move around a galaxy), but Euclidean geometry doesn't do a very good job of explaining this. Our buildings and houses don't look like rocks or mountains or trees, so there is a different geometry being applied in nature versus how humans have decided to build. I like to study how nature decides to build things. Most recently I have helped author a few things in the math education realm. However, teaching is always my main focus, while research happens when I can find the time to do it.

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Tynan Lazarus
Email: tlazarus (at) math (dot) arizona (dot) edu
Office: MATH 505
Address: 617 N. Santa Rita Ave
P.O. Box 210089
Tucson, AZ 85721-0089