Kate Thompson

Education

Ph.D., M.A. University of Georgia
B.A. Oglethorpe University

Background

I joined the Mathematics Department at Davidson College in 2014 after completing my Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Georgia. An Atlanta native, I attended Oglethorpe University as an undergraduate, earning degrees in mathematics and music history.

My research area is number theory; in particular, I study computational problems involving quadratic forms. My thesis concerns the relationship between quadratic forms, Hilbert modular forms, and quaternion algebras. My non-thesis research includes work on quadratic forms and Geometry of Numbers. I am passionate about teaching, and my mathematical door is always open to students.

In my free time, I love to cook (and blog about it). I also spend a lot of time reading and listening to music, frequently in coffee shops.