About Me

I am a mathematics instructor at Dartmouth College where I work with Peter Doyle. I recently graduated with my Ph.D. from the University of North Texas working under the guidance of Anne Shepler. While I was an undergrauate at the University of Texas at San Antonio, I was a tutor at the Tomas Rivera Center and recieved a bachelor of arts in physics in 2010.

My academic interests are in reflection groups, braid groups, discrete geometry, and algebraic topology. My research quite frequently includes thinking about tilings and higher dimensional cubes such as the tesseract.

Living in Texas all of my life, I have only twice seen a considerable amount of snow. So after moving to New Hamshire, I am looking forward to seeing a little more than some flurries. During my free time, I like to play electric guiatar and bass.

You can email me at: philip.c.puente@dartmouth.edu.

Dartmouth Mathematics Department: Dartmouth Mathematics.

When you're thinking about something you don't understand, you get this terrible uncomfortable feeling called confusion. It's a terrible and unhappy business. I get this feeling that I'm an ape trying to put two sticks together to get a banana, so I always feel stupid, but once in a while the sticks come together on me and I reach the banana.             -Richard Feynman

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