Jon P. Bannon

Department of Mathematics

Siena College

Office: Roger Bacon 440
Phone: (518) 783-2394
Current Office Hours: Tuesday 1-4 pm, Thursday 2-4 pm

Fall 2014 Schedule

Current Courses:

Calculus I

Introduction to Modern Algebra

I most often think about von Neumann algebras. In particular, I am interested in the structure of type II1 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 factors (w/ Mohan Ravichandran)
(2004) Transitive families of projections in factors of type II1

Here is some expository writing and work in progress:

(2011) Semigroups, Dirichlet Forms and Derivations on Type II1 Factors


Science Career Resources

Science Careers OOH links

STEM Career Resources (by Tech Valley Seminar)

Math Resources/ Cool Stuff

Math Stack Exchange


The Tricki

A Quick-Start Guide to the Moore Method

Calculus in 20 Minutes

What's Wrong With Mathematics Education

Siena Mathematics Colloquium

The Art of Problem Solving Wiki

Terry Tao's Homepage

List of Inequalities

Halmos on the Art of Mathematics

Interesting ideas on how we learn new math

Great interview with Alain Connes