Mathematics of Slicing and Reassembling

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Richard Schwartz grew up in Los Angeles. He attended UCLA from 1984-87, earning a B.S. in Mathematics. He attended Princeton University from 1987-91, earning a Ph.D. in Mathematics. He has been an N.S.F. Postdoctoral Fellow, a Sloan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Simons Fellow, and a Clay Research Fellow. He was a speaker at the 2002 International Congress of Mathematicians. He has worked in geometric group theory, discrete subgroups of Lie groups, geometric dynamics, and energy minimization. He likes to explore simply stated unsolved problems, often with the aid of the computer. In his spare time, he likes drawing comic books, listening to music, cycling, programming, and spending time with his family. He is the author of a number of children’s books, e.g. Really Big Numbers (Winner of the 2015 MSRI Mathical Books for Kids from Tots to Teens Award) and You Can Count on Monsters.