Edray Herber Goins
Edray H. Goins
|Alma mater||California Institute of Technology|
|Thesis||Elliptic curves and icosahedral Galois representations (1999)|
|Doctoral advisors||Daniel Bump|
Edray Herber Goins (born June 29, 1972, Los Angeles) is an American mathematician. He specializes in number theory and algebraic geometry. His interests include Selmer groups for elliptic curves using class groups of number fields, Belyi maps and Dessin d'enfants.
Goins was born in Los Angeles in 1972. His mother, Eddi Beatrice Brown, was a teacher. He attended public schools in South Los Angeles and got his BSc in mathematics and physics in 1994 from California Institute of Technology, where he also received two prizes for mathematics. He completed his PhD in 1999 on “Elliptic Curves and Icosahedral Galois Representations” from Stanford University, under Daniel Bump and Karl Rubin.
He served for many years on the faculty of Purdue University. He has also served as visiting scholar at both the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and Harvard. Goins took a position at Pomona College in 2018.
His summers have focused on engaging underrepresented students in research in the mathematical sciences. He currently runs the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) "Pomona Research in Mathematics Experience (PRiME)", a program that Goins started in 2016 at Purdue University under the title "Purdue Research in Mathematics Experience (PRiME)". He is noted for his 2018 essay, "Three Questions: The Journey of One Black Mathematician". He was elected to the 2019 Class of Fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics.
Mathematicians of the African Diaspora
In 1997 Scott W. Williams of the University at Buffalo, SUNY created the website Mathematicians of the African Diaspora (MAD) dedicated to promoting and highlighting the contributions of members of the African diaspora to mathematics, especially contributions to current mathematical research. Williams retired in 2008 and it was left to others to continue the website he had spent 11 years building. After an initial town hall meeting about the future of the MAD Pages which took place at a Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS), an informal group of mathematicians decided to work together to preserve Williams’ work. In 2015, the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) formed an ad hoc committee to update the MAD Pages, consisting of Edray Goins as NAM President, Committee Co-Chairs Don King (Northeastern University) and Asamoah Nkwanta (Morgan State University), and web developer John Weaver (Varsity Software).
- 2000 A ternary algebra with applications to binary quadratic forms Council for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences, Vol. IV (Baltimore, MD, 2000), 7--12, Contemp. Math., 284, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2001.
- 2001 Artin's conjecture and elliptic curves Contemp. Math., 275, 39–51, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2001.
- 2001 The fractional parts of N/K (with M. R. Currie) Council for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences, Vol. III (Baltimore, MD, 1997/Ann Arbor, MI, 1999), 13–31, Contemp. Math., 275, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2001.
- 2003 Icosahedral Q-Curve Extensions, Math. Res. Lett. 10 (2003), no. 2-3.
- 2007 On Pythagorean quadruplets (with Alain Togbe) International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol 35, No 3, 2007, pp 365–374
- 2008 On the Diophantine Equation (with Florian Luca & Alain Togbé) Algorithmic number theory, pp 430–442, Lecture Notes in Comput. Sci., 5011, Springer, Berlin.
- 2009 Palindromes in different bases: A conjecture of J. Ernest Wilkins. Integers 9 (2009), A55, 725–734.
- 2010 Semi-magic squares and elliptic curves. Missouri J. Math. Sci. 22 (2010), no. 2, 102–107.
- 2012 Points on hyperbolas at rational distance (with Kevin Mugo). Int. J. Number Theory 8 (2012), no. 4, 911–922.
- 2013 Branch decomposition heuristics for linear matroids (with Jing Ma, Susan Margulies and Illya V.Hicks). Discrete Optim. 10 no. 2, 102–119. (2013)
- 2013 Arithmetic progressions on conic sections (with Alejandra Alvarado). Int. J. Number Theory 9, no. 6, 1379–1393. (2013)
- 2014 On the generalized climbing stairs problem (with Talitha M. Washington) Ars Combin. 117 (2014)
- 2016 Riordan matrix representations of Euler's constant γ and Euler's number e (with Asamoah Nkwanta) International Journal of Combinatorics, 2016
- Jetha, Rya; Membreno, Elisa (February 18, 2022). "Edray Goins on being a Black mathematician, building community, and confronting racism in academia". The Student Life. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
- Edray Herber Goins Mathematicians of the African Diaspora at the State University of New York at Buffalo
- Professor Goins featured speaker at University of Michigan's Dr. Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium Department of Mathematics, Purdue University
- Goins, Edray Herber (1999). Elliptic curves and icosahedral Galois representations (Ph.D. thesis). Stanford University. OCLC 753759252. ProQuest 304525417.
- Edray Herber Goins at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Harmon, Amy (February 18, 2019). "For a Black Mathematician, What It's Like to Be the 'Only One'". The New York Times. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
- "Edray Herber Goins - Biography". Maths History. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
- Collins, Parker (June 29, 2021). "Mission to diversify mathematics pushes professor to leave top spot". Spectrum News 1. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
- "Edray Goins - Scholars | Institute for Advanced Study". www.ias.edu. December 9, 2019. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
- Why I’m leaving a Research I University for a Liberal Arts College American Mathematical Society Blog, Posted on September 15, 2017 by Edray Goins
- "PRiME: Pomona Research in Mathematics Experience". Pomona Research in Mathematics Experience. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
- "Purdue University: Department of Mathematics: PRiME 2016: Purdue Research in Mathematics Experience presents undergraduates with research opportunities". www.math.purdue.edu. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
- Three Questions: The Journey of One Black Mathematician by Edray Herber Goins, Notices of the AMS, February 2018
- "2019 Class of AWM Fellows". Association for Women in Mathematics. Association for Women in Mathematics. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
- Mathematical Lives: A Profile of Edray Goins Stanford Mathematics, June 19, 2020
- Mathematicians of the African Diaspora mathad.com
- Edray Goins's Home page
- Edray Herber Goins publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
- New York Times Profile of Edray Goins
- Video Interview with Edray Goins Meet a Mathematician
- Mathematicians of the African Diaspora (MAD)
- New Mathematicians of the African Diaspora website