Contact Information:

Email:

barsmith@lvc.edu

 
Mailing Address:

Annville, PA 17003





 

Professional Information:

Teaching

In Spring of 2015, I am teaching Calculus 2 (MAS 162), Differential Equations (MAS 266), Mathematical Statistics (MAS 372), and Mathematics of Finance I (ASC 385). 


Research

I research algebraic number theory, particularly special values of L-functions, and elementary number theory. Particular topics that interest me include:
  • Stark's conjectures, specifically the Brumer-Stark conjecture
  • integrality properties and congruences for values of equivariant Artin L-functions
  • Leopoldt's conjecture
  • explicit reciprocity laws and explicit class field theory
  • Euler systems
  • binary quadratic forms
  • continued fractions

Publications and Preprints

Curriculum Vitae

Bio:

I grew up in southern Los Angeles County.  I moved south for college, doing both my undergraduate and graduate studies at the beautiful University of California, San Diego.  After a postdoctoral position at the University of California, Irvine, I moved east with my wife Kelly, daughter Lilah, and dog Bailey to take a position at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA.  I spend a lot of time with my family having fun around the house and the community. I am also an expert Boggle player, actively playing the mobile apps Ruzzle (UN: Apoplexy) and Scramble With Friends (UN: Apoplexic).  In my past and perhaps also my future, I was a drummer.