Jeff Adler’s home page

Address: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC    20016-8050

E-Mail: jadler at american dot edu
Office: DMTI 106C.
Office hours: T 4:30-5:30 in DMTI 111; W 5:15-6:15 in DMTI 106C; Th 11:00-12:00 in DMTI 106C.
Also available by appointment, in person or online.
Phone: (202) 885-3361

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What I’m teaching: Spring, 2024

  • MATH-221 Calculus 1

What I’ve taught

I also help run the DC Math Circle.

If you’re new to college, and trying to decide how responsible to be, then here is some information.

Research interests: 

I study representation theory of (and harmonic analysis on) p-adic groups. On the side, I have studied discrete optimization and fractal tilings of nilpotent Lie groups. More details are available on some of these.  You can also see a list of my papers and preprints.

Take a look at: my academic genealogy, or my connection to Meat Loaf!

I maintained an extended letter to family and friends (not exactly a blog) when I was on leave during the 2005-06 academic year.  During my leave of 2015-16, I posted some highlights.  During my Fall 2022 leave, I did the following:

  • worked in five countries and gave five research talks;
  • met the leader of an opposition political party;
  • spoke at a university graduation ceremony, but with only about 60 seconds’ notice;
  • stayed COVID-free, but caught and eventually recovered from an exotic disease;
  • tried out the public transportation in 7 cities;
  • met, by chance, the professor of my first-ever college math course;
  • learned a lot about Hecke algebras, group actions on buildings, and relative harmonic analysis.  But since I hadn’t yet completed any of my projects by the end of my trip, I technically had nothing to show for it.  Yet.
  • Also, I spent five days purely as a tourist.