My full name is Stephen G. Simpson. I am a mathematician at the Pennsylvania State University. I am a professor in the Department of Mathematics. I also hold a courtesy appointment as a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. My research specialties are mathematical logic, foundations of mathematics, and combinatorics.
My research projects Reverse Mathematics and Degrees of Unsolvability and FRG: Collaborative Research: Algorithmic Randomness are supported by current grants from the National Science Foundation. I also have some previous NSF grants.
In February 2007 I was named winner of the Grove Award for Interdisciplinary Research Initiation, funded by the Cada and Susan Grove Mathematics Enhancement Endowment here at Penn State. The award will support my research project Randomness and Computational Complexity in collaboration with Professor Martin Fürer.
Beginning in March 2008 my research project Degree Theory: A New Beginning will be supported by the John Templeton Foundation as part of their Infinity initiative.
On September 23, 1997, the Penn State mathematics faculty approved a Logic Option within the mathematics Ph.D. program. This was ratified by the Graduate Council on March 18, 1998. The Logic Option began accepting students in August 1998.
My wife is Professor Padma Raghavan, director of the Institute for CyberScience here at Penn State.
Stephen G. Simpson Professor of Mathematics Department of Mathematics McAllister Building, Pollock Road Pennsylvania State University State College, PA 16802, USA web: www.math.psu.edu/simpson/ email: firstname.lastname@example.org secretary: 814-865-7527 office: 814-863-0775 home: 814-238-2274 fax: 814-865-3735