Dr. Passer received his PhD in Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis. He is interested in noncommutative geometry, group actions, operator theory, functional analysis, and algebraic topology. His dissertation topic was “Noncommutative Borsuk-Ulam Theorems.” As a graduate student, he held three service positions within the mathematics department and participated in a seminar designed to ease early graduate students into research study. In addition to serving as a teaching assistant, Dr. Passer elected to lead his own courses.
In recognition of these efforts, he was awarded both an endowed scholarship and a teaching award from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. He looks forward to contributing to projects of the operator algebras group at the Technion.