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Peter Scott


Office: Room 3842 East Hall.
Office Phone: (734) 764-0377
Department Fax: (734) 763-0937
Email: pscott@umich.edu
Address for snail mail: Mathematics Department
2072 East Hall, 530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1043, USA .

CURRENT TEACHING INFORMATION: In Winter 2014, I am teaching Math 590 (An Introduction to Topology) and Math 417 (Matrix Algebra).

General Areas of Research Interest: The Geometry and Topology of 3-Manifolds and Surfaces, and Geometric Group Theory

For a somewhat more detailed description of my research interests, aimed at junior graduate students, click here.

I have done joint work with Joel Hass on flows of curves on a surface with the dynamics related to the curvature of the curve. Click here for material on curve flows. You can draw a curve and see it flow right over your web browser, using a program written by Rick Vaughn.


For a complete list of my publications in plain text format, click here.

To obtain this list with links to reviews, journals etc, click on the following link to MathSciNet. You must have a subscription to MathSciNet for this link to work.

Complete Publication List of Peter Scott

Note: Mathematical Reviews lists my papers under four different names,

Peter Scott, P. Scott, G.P. Scott and G. Peter Scott. The above link searches for papers under all four names to give a complete list.


My survey paper "The geometries of 3-manifolds" (Bull. London Math. Soc. 15 (1983), 401-487)

The text of this paper was not available electronically, as the original manuscript was typed without using a computer. However the publisher, the London Mathematical Society, has now scanned issues of their journals further back than 1983, so this paper is now available from their web site.

I am grateful to the London Mathematical Society for giving me permission to continue to make a scanned version of this paper available at this site. You can download a pdf file of the paper by clicking on the following link.

"The geometries of 3-manifolds" (7.6MB)

You can also download a brief page of errata for this paper by clicking on the following link. Errata for "The geometries of 3-manifolds" Pdf file (53KB).


Recent preprints plus errata pages

To find out about my recent preprints plus errata pages for published papers, and download them if wanted, click here.