John Rickert
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: F-137, Moench Hall
Phone: (812) 877-8473

Department of Mathematics
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, IN 47803

My schedule is on-line.         I have pages for several of my classes.


Professional Background

I am an associate professor of mathematics at Rose-Hulman. I grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, graduated from Hawthorne Jr. High, from Wauwatosa West High School in 1980, got my B.A. in Mathematics and Astronomy-Physics from The University of Wisconsin in 1984 and my Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1990.

My research interest is in diophantine equations, most recently dealing with Pell-type equations, and in restricted partition functions.

Course Information

During the Fall term I taught MA111, and MA371.
During Winter term I taught MA113.

During the Spring term I am teaching MA190 and MA381

I spent academic year 1997-8 on sabbatical at Penn State University (where I had an office In McAllister Hall with windows!) did some work on partition functions and used this as a basis to get some ideas for the NSF-REU program that I worked in the summers of 1999 and 2001.

During the summer of 2022 I was at RSI2022. My e-mail address there is

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Events Schedule for Rose-Hulman students

Contest 2022-2023 2023-2024
Alfred R. Schmidt
Freshman Mathematics Competition
September, 2022 September, 2023
Virginia Tech Math Contest October, 2022 October, 2023
High School Mathematics Contest Saturday, November 12, 2022 Saturday, November 11, 2023
Putnam Competition Saturday, December 3, 2022 Saturday, December 2, 2023
Mathematical Contest in Modeling February, 2023 February, 2024
Regional MATHCOUNTS Competition February 4, 2017 February, 2024
State MATHCOUNTS Competition at Purdue March, 2024
Indiana College Math Competition IN MAA meeting,
IU-Kokomo College
March 31, 2023
Spring Indiana MAA meeting,
March, 2024
Undergraduate Mathematics Conference April 21-22, 2023 April, 2024

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