Jon P. Bannon

Department of Mathematics

**Office:** Roger Bacon 440

**Phone:** (518) 783-2394

**E-Mail:** jbannon@siena.edu

**Current Office Hours:** Tuesday 1-4 pm, Thursday 2-4 pm

**Current Courses:**

Introduction to Modern Algebra

**Research:**

I most often think about von Neumann algebras.
In particular, I am interested in the structure of type II_{1 }factors.

I’m trying to develop the habit of collecting and developing my ideas on my math blog.

Most of what is there is still private, though.

Here are some of my finished papers:

(2012) Explicit
formulas for Multivariable Bernoulli and Euler Numbers (w/ Francesca Romano)

(2010) A
Note on Moments in Finite von Neumann Algebras (w/ Don Hadwin and Maureen
Jeffery)

(2010) On the Spectrum
of Operator-Valued Entire Functions (w/Rongwei
Yang and Pat Cade)

(2010) A
Note on Non-Residually Solvable Hyperlinear
One-Relator Groups (w/ Nick Noblett)

(2010) A
Non-Residually Solvable Hyperlinear One-Relator Group

(2007) Some
Remarks on Haagerup's approximation property (w/ Junsheng Fang)

(2006) A Følner invariant for type II_{1 } factors
(w/ Mohan Ravichandran)

(2004) Transitive
families of projections in factors of type II_{1 }

Here is some expository writing and work in progress:

(2011) Semigroups, Dirichlet Forms and
Derivations on Type II_{1} Factors

**Science Career Resources**

STEM Career Resources (by
Tech Valley Seminar)

**Math Resources/ Cool Stuff**

A Quick-Start Guide
to the Moore Method

What's Wrong With Mathematics Education

The Art of Problem Solving Wiki

Halmos on the Art of Mathematics

Interesting ideas on how we learn new math

Great interview with Alain Connes