Contact Information:

Email:

barsmith@lvc.edu

 
Mailing Address:

Annville, PA 17003





 

Professional Information:

Teaching

In Fall of 2017, I am teaching our advanced calculus sequence for majors in the mathematical sciences.


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
Lately, I have been working toward starting a research program in actuarial science.

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 and daughter Lilah 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 cycling around the local country roads. I am an expert Boggle player, actively playing the mobile apps Ruzzle (UN: Apoplexy) and Scramble With Friends (UN: Apoplexic).  (Please challenge me, but send me an email first so I don't accidentally decline your invite.)  In my past and perhaps also my future, I was a drummer.