# Daniel Slonim

Daniel Slonim

Graduate Student

Department of Mathematics

Purdue University

I am a doctoral student in mathematics at Purdue University. I am studying discrete probability; in particular, I am interested in random walks in random environments in dimensions greater than 1. My advisor is

Jonathon Peterson.

I am originally from Chesterfield, Indiana. I studied mathematics, and also philosophy, at Hillsdale College, where I completed a senior thesis on path sets in one-sided symbolic dynamics under the guidance of Will Abram.

The most important thing about me is that I am a Christian. I also have a wonderful wife, Rebekah, and a son named Ezra. When not doing math I enjoy grilling and smoking, memorizing poetry, running, playing chess, writing silly songs about math to the tunes of classic rock songs, reading C.S. Lewis, and cheering for the Colts.

As long as I'm mentioning my background and my education, I want to thank my parents, especially my mom, who homeschooled my all through high school and did a fantastic job. I would like to thank Don Housholder, who taught me calculus at his home over coffee and chocolate, and also encouraged and mentored me. I want to thank all the professors at Hillsdale, especially Dr. Abram, Dr. Murphy, Dr. Gaebler, Dr. Schlueter, Dr. Cole, Dr. Gaetano, and Dr. Gamble.

I am a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences.

In the spring of 2019 I began the Student Probability Seminar at Purdue.

#### Contact Information

Purdue University

Department of Mathematics

Email: dslonim [at] purdue [dot] edu

Office:

MATH 645

150 North University Street

West Lafayette, Indiana

47906

## Research Interests

- Random walks in random environments
- First passage percolation

### Current/Past Teaching

Spring '19:

MA 16020 Applied Calculus I: Instructor

Fall '18:

MA 16020 Applied Calculus I: Instructor

Summer '18:

MA 59800-519 Probability (qualifying exam prep course): Instructor

Spring '18:

MA 26100 Multivariate Calculus: Recitation Instructor

Fall '17:

MA 16010 Applied Calculus I: Instructor

Spring '17:

MA 16200 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II: Recitation Instructor

Fall '16:

MA 16200 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II: Recitation Instructor