Philip Mummert

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Dr. Phil Mummert



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Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office Location: Euler 127
Phone: (765) 998-5244

Specialties: real analysis, complex analysis, programming and algorithms, discrete dynamical systems, iteration theory, complex dynamics, chaos, fractals



PhD, Mathematics, Purdue University, 2007
Dissertation: “Horseshoes, solenoids, and holomorphic motions for Hénon maps”
BS, Mathematics, Cedarville University, 2001

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I enjoy learning new things, programming, reading, thinking, playing racquetball, playing softball, playing piano, and helping at church.  I’m interested in American politics, global missions, theology, major league baseball, Purdue football, and Purdue basketball.



In January 2011 my wife and I traveled to Ethiopia for the second time to bring home our oldest two sons. Foremost, because of the gospel, and second, because of our duty as Christians to care for orphans, we had decided a year and a half earlier that doing what God wanted us to do meant adopting two little boys into our family.  We survived the long flight home with these two new strangers and love the children God has given us!

In January 2010 my wife and I led 16 students to India on a Taylor Lighthouse team. (In January 2009 my wife led a Taylor Lighthouse team to Ecuador).  Our group worked with India Youth for Christ and performed 2 or 3 times each day in schools using choreographed dances, singing, and drama.  

In Spring 2008 we spend nearly two months in Sweden at the Institut Mittag-Leffler for a mathematical research fellowship.