** Distinguished Professor, Mathematics **

**e-mail:**
thompson@math.ucdavis.edu

Knots generated by KnotPlot .

** General Area of Interest: **
Knot Theory; 3-Manifolds

** Year Joining the Davis Faculty: ** 1988

** Degree: ** Ph.D. 1986, Rutgers University

Teaching Fall 2021:

**
Calculus 21 C**
All information for this class is available on Canvas.

Click here to see some of my
**
papers **
on Math. Reviews.

The ``thompscharbyfest'' was** excellent, **
thanks to all the organizers.

You can see a general description of my research on my department** profiles**
page.

A brief biography is available** here.**

An occasionally updated CV is
** here.**

I am one of the founders of
** the Association for Mathematical Research.**

Pictures of nudibranchs taken at Dillon Beach are
** here.**

Here is a pdf of my paper **
Thin position and the recognition problem for S^3. **

Here's information about the COSMOS program at UC Davis. This
is a 4-week residential

summer program in mathematics and science for
talented high school students.