Robert W. Bell

Associate Professor

Lyman Briggs College &
Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University

Campus addresses:

Lyman Briggs College
West Holmes Hall, Rm W32
919 E. Shaw Lane, Rm E35
East Lansing, MI 48825

Department of Mathematics
619 Red Cedar Road, Rm C305
East Lansing, MI 48824

E-mail address

rbell (at) math (dot) msu (dot) edu

Note: I am a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan for the 2017-18 academic year.


Course web pages


Geometric group theory, games on graphs, Artin and Coxeter groups, CAT(0) spaces, mapping class groups.

CV (February 2018)



Geometric Group Theory

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

I am one of the organizers of the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute in Experimental Mathematics (SURIEM). This REU in mathematics has been offered each summer since 2010. We are currently supported by the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, and Michigan State University.

In the summer of 2018, we will support at least 18 REU students. Information on how to apply is found at the link above.

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Last updated on 02/08/2018