Frank A. Farris

Since 2018, I have served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Santa Clara University, where I have taught since 1984. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree at Pomona College and continued to earn a PhD in Mathematics at MIT in 1981. My first position was as Tamarkin Assistant Professor at Brown University.

Originally trained in differential geometry, I have moved into the field of mathematical art, writing about and creating digital and 3D-printed artworks that leverage the power of mathematical analysis, particularly Fourier series. It really is all about waves!

From 2001--2005 and again in 2009, I served as Editor of Mathematics Magazine This work led me to long service on the Council of Publications and Communications at the Mathematical Association of America, which remains my primary professional society.

This site replaces one that I have maintained since about 1993. My university decommisioned our mathematics server, so I was forced to give up the quaint, primitive HTML code, which I edited myself until about 2020. I am happy to learn that DreamWeaver allows me to share my materials much more easily. I hope you enjoy the site!

For those who like that sort of thing, here is my CV. For the more interesting stuff, please click on the images below.