# Mathematician:Colin Conrad Adams

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## Mathematician

American mathematician, humorist and prolific writer active in knot theory and topology.

Active in combating the too-common psychological condition of math anxiety.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: October 13, 1956
- 1978: B.Sc. from MIT
- 1983: Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison
- 1998: Received the Haimo Distinguished Teaching Award from the Mathematical Association of America
- 1998 -- 2000: Awarded Polya Lecturer (MAA)
- 2000 -- 2002: Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer

## Theorems and Definitions

## Publications

- 1983:
*Hyperbolic Structures on Link Complements* - 1985:
*Thrice-punctured spheres in hyperbolic 3-manifolds* - 1986:
*Augmented alternating link complements are hyperbolic* - 1987:
*The noncompact hyperbolic 3-manifold of minimal volume* - 1994:
*The Knot Book* - 1998:
*How to Ace Calculus: the Streetwise Guide*(with J. Hass and A. Thompson) - 2000:
*Systoles of hyperbolic 3-manifolds*(with A. Reid) - 2001:
*How to Ace the Rest of Calculus: the Streetwise Guide*(with J. Hass and A. Thompson) - 2004:
*Why Knot?: An Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Knots* - 2006:
*Cusp size bounds from singular surfaces in hyperbolic 3-manifolds*(with A. Colestock, J. Fowler, W. Gillam and E. Katerman) - 2007:
*Introduction to Topology: Pure and Applied*(with R. Franzosa) - 2009:
*Riot at the Calc Exam and Other Mathematically Bent Stories*