# Bill Goldbloom Bloch

###### Professor of Mathematics

###### Degrees

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

B.A., Reed College

#### Research Interests

- Discontinuous open maps
- Berry's Paradox
- The Sorites Paradox
- Zeno's Paradoxes
- Jorge Luis Borges
- Generic Topological Properties
- Hyperbolic Flows on Smooth Manifolds

#### Teaching Interests

- Spellbinding lectures
- Technology and its impact
- Appropriate use of computers
- Sensible and meaningful assessment

#### Other Interests

- Snowboarding
- Crossword puzzles
- Fountain pens
- Mountaineering
- Bicycling

#### Publications

'*Lost in a Good Book: Jorge Borges’ Inescapable Labyrinth*,' in Imagine Math: Between Culture and Mathematics. Michele Emmer, editor, Springer Verlag Italia, 2012, 155-165

'*On two of Zeno’s paradoxes*,' submitted to *Mind*

'*Fair and Unfair Division in Neal Stephenson’s* Cryptonomicon,' with Michael D. C. Drout, in Mathematics and Popular Culture, J. Sklar and E. Sklar, eds., MacFarland, 2012, 71-86

'*A note on discontinuous open maps, particularly from* ℝ^{n} *onto* ℝ^{n},' resubmitted with revisions to the *American Mathematical Monthly*

'*Fair and Unfair Division in Neal Stephenson's* Cryptonomicon,' (with Michael Drout) in Mathematics and Popular Culture, 2011.

The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel. Oxford University Press, 2008.

'*Fractal Boundaries are Not Typical*,' Topology and its Applications 154 (2007), 533-539

'*The Unimaginable: Catalogues and* *the* Book of Sand* in* The Library of Babel,' Variaciones Borges 19 (2005), 23-40

'*Typical Sets and Meager Spaces*,' Topology and its Applications 131 (2003), 39-49

'*Tension in Generalized Geometric Sequences*,' College Mathematics Journal 32, no. 1, (2001), 44-47

'*Extending Flows from Isolated Invariant Sets*,' Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems 15, no. 6, (1995), 1031-1043