Robert W. Bell

Campus addresses:

Holmes Hall, Room W-32 Wells Hall, Room C-305
Lyman Briggs College Department of Mathematics

Postal addresses:

Michigan State University Michigan State University
Lyman Briggs College Department of Mathematics
919 E. Shaw Lane, Room E35 619 Red Cedar Road, Room C305
East Lansing, MI 48825-3804 East Lansing, MI 48824

E-mail address: rbell (at) math (dot) msu (dot) edu


I teach courses in both the Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University. Below are links to my courses for spring 2015 and a link to some of my previous courses.

LB 118 Calculus I, Sections 009 and 010
LB 220 Calculus III, Sections 001 and 002
Current and previous courses


My research interests belong primarily to the branch of mathematics called geometric group theory. This area lies somewhere in the intersection of the more broad fields of geometry, group theory, and topology. Areas of expertise include CAT(0) spaces, Coxeter groups, Artin groups, mapping class groups. In recent years, I have developed a strong interest in combinatorial games, especially the game of cops and robbers on graphs.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae (current as of September 2015)


Mathematics links

Geometric Group Theory
Geometry & Topology at Michigan State University

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

I am a co-PI on multiple REU grants shared by faculty in the Lyman Briggs College, the Department of Mathematics and the Departmen of Statistics. We have offered a summer REU here at MSU each summer since 2010. Below is a link to the REU web page.

Summer REU in Mathematics

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Last updated on 09/03/2015