Michael Bolt
Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
1740 Knollcrest Circle SE
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI 495464403
Office: North Hall 292
Telephone: 6165266719
Fax: 6165266501
Email: mbolt at calvin.edu


I am Professor of Mathematics at Calvin College. My work is in complex analysis of one and several variables and includes a program of supervising undergraduates in research. Before coming to Calvin to teach in 2004, I spent 3 years as an NSFVIGRE postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. From 2007 to 2013 my research was supported by the NSF under grants DMS0702939, DMS1002453. I recently completed a term on the Executive Committee of the Michigan Section of the MAA and served as chair during 20112012.
RECENT COURSES
Math 100  Mathematics in the Contemporary World
Math 171172271  Calculus IIIIII
Math 231  Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
Math 361  Real Analysis I
Math 365  Complex Variables
Idis 150  DCM: Mathematics and Beauty
RECENT PRESENTATIONS
"van der Pauw's Theorem on sheet resistance."
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Annual Meeting of the Michigan MAA, April 11, 2015.
[Annual Meeting]
"Szegő kernel transformation law for proper holomorphic mappings." University of Toledo, April 17, 2014.
[Complex Analysis Seminar]
"The Mathematics of Spot it!" Hope College, November 26, 2013.
[Mathematics Colloquium]
"Möbius invariance for hypersurfaces and curves." AMS Sectional Meeting,
Temple U., October 13, 2013.
[AMS Meeting Program]
CURRICULUM VITAE
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PUBLICATIONS
 With S.L. Haan, H. Nymeyer, and R. Grobe, "Effects of positiveion resonances in
photoionization of neutral atoms," Phys. Rev. A 51, 46404651 (1995).
 "A local geometric characterization of the BochnerMartinelli kernel."
Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 131 (2003), 11311136.
 "Holomorphic reproducing kernels for piecewisesmooth planar domains."
Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 296 (2004), 154164.
 "Spectrum of the KerzmanStein operator for model domains."
Integral Equations and Operator Theory, 50 (2004), 305315.
 "A geometric characterization: complex ellipsoids and the
BochnerMartinelli kernel."
Illinois Journal of Mathematics, 49 (2005), 811826.
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 "Spectrum of the KerzmanStein operator for the ellipse."
Integral Equations and Operator Theory, 57 (2007), 167184.
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 With David E. Barrett, "Cauchy integrals and Möbius
geometry of curves."
Asian Journal of Mathematics, 11 (2007), 4754.
 "A lower estimate for the norm of the KerzmanStein operator."
Journal of Integral Equations and Applications, 19 (2007), 453463.
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 "Extremal properties of logarithmic spirals."
Beiträge zur Algebra und Geometrie, 48 (2007), 493520.
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 "The Möbius geometry of hypersurfaces."
Michigan Mathematical Journal, 56 (2008), 603622. pdf
 With Timothy Ferdinands and Landon Kavlie, "The most general planar transformations
that
map parabolas into parabolas."
Involve, a Journal of Mathematics, 2 (2009), 7988. pdf
 With Daniel Isaksen, "Dogs don't need calculus."
The
College Mathematics Journal, 41 (2010), 1016.
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 "A global characterization of tubed surfaces in C^2."
Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 138 (2010), 27712777.
 "The Möbius geometry of hypersurfaces, II."
Michigan Mathematical Journal, 59 (2010), 695715. pdf
 With David E. Barrett, "Laguerre arc length from distance functions."
Asian Journal of Mathematics, 14 (2010), 213233.
 With Sarah Snoeyink and Ethan Van Andel, "Visual representation of the Riemann and Ahlfors
maps via the KerzmanStein equation." Involve, a Journal of Mathematics, 4 (2010), 405420.
 "Spectrum of the KerzmanStein operator for a family of smooth regions in the plane."
Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 413 (2014), 242249.
 With Anthony Meyer and Nicholas Visser, "The fastest way not to run a four minute mile."
College Mathematics Journal, 45 (2014),101107.
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 "Szegő kernel transformation law for proper holomorphic mappings."
Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, 44 (2014), 779790.
 With Andrew Raich, "The KerzmanStein operator for piecewise continuously differentiable regions."
Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations, 60 (2015), 478492.
 "Local characterization of a class of ruled hypersurfaces in C^2."
Differential Geometry and its Applications, 42 (2015), 7783.
 "van der Pauw's Theorem on Sheet Resistance."
(To appear in PRIMUS.)
SUPERVISED PUBLICATIONS
 Michael Bolt, Timothy Ferdinands and Landon Kavlie, "The most general planar transformations
that map parabolas into parabolas."
Involve, a Journal of Mathematics, 2 (2009), 7988. pdf
 Timothy Ferdinands and Landon Kavlie, "A BeckmanQuarles type theorem for
Laguerre
transformations in the dual plane."
RHIT Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, 10 (2009). jrnl
 James Hays and Todd Mitchell, "The most general planar transformations that map
hyperbolas
to hyperbolas." RHIT Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, 10 (2009). jrnl
 Ethan Van Andel, Riemann_Map(), a conformal mapping software utility to accompany Sage,
released with version 4.4.2 (2010).
 Michael Bolt, Sarah Snoeyink and Ethan Van Andel, "Visual representation of the Riemann and Ahlfors
maps via the KerzmanStein equation."
Involve, a Journal of Mathematics, 4 (2010), 405420.
 Andrew Mis and Joshua Keilman, "A BeckmanQuarles type theorem for fractional linear
transformations of the double plane." RHIT Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, 12 (2011).
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 Kyle DenHartigh and Rachel Flim, "Liouville theorems in the dual and double planes."
RHIT Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, 12 (2011).
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 Rebekah Coggin and Anthony Meyer, "The mathematics of Spot It!"
Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, 13 (2013), 459467.
 Conrad Blom, Timothy DeVries, Andrew Hayes and Daiwei Zhang, "Analytic extension and conformal
mapping in the dual and double planes." RHIT Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, 14 (2013).
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 Michael Bolt, Anthony Meyer, and Nicholas Visser, "The fastest way not to run a four minute mile."
College Mathematics Journal, 45 (2014), 101107.
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