Haynes R. Miller

Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics 2-478
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-253-7569
Fax: 617-253-4358
Email: hrm@math.mit.edu

  • In fall 2020 I will attempt to lead an online version of the "Kan Seminar," 18.919, Seminar on Algebraic Topology.
  • MIT Topology Seminar has already started a Summer Session!
  • The third season of the Electronic Mathematics Education Seminar will meet every other week using Zoom, starting September 10. I am happy to report that I have been joined by Tara Holm in organizing this seminar. It's open to all! Here is a listing of the talks so far.
    The Handbook of Homotopy Theory has now been published. You can order it from this website, where price reductions appear at random times! Here is the table of contents!
  • We have developed a suite of "Mathlets" for use in courses in calculus and differential equations. Many of them are now available in Javascript, which can be easier to run than the original Java. This site contains a training course, introducing the MIT Mathlets and their use.
  • I am very involved with the MIT-Haiti Initiative. Here is a film about this initiative, prepared in conjunction with the visit to MIT by Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, and here is a piece about it written for the MIT Faculty Newsletter in August 2016.
    In addition to many workshops and a couple of conferences, this initiative is in the process of producing a series of Instructional Guides, in Kreyòl, for active learning in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.
    We have launched the Platfòm MIT-Ayiti to gather material created by Haitian educators in the K-12 space and beyond.
    To see what Haiti looks like from the air, go to Rene Durocher's spectacular website.
  • I am a mentor for the The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences.
  • I was a local organizer for the Third International Gathering for Science in Palestine. Here is the conference website.
    Our collaborator Ubai Aboudi was arrested and detained by Israeli military authorities on November 13. Here is an op ed about this, and here is an AJ+ report on it.
  • Under a grant from J-WEL pK-12, we have just launched the Platfom MIT-Ayiti, a WordPress site designed to collect and disseminate K-12 teaching material based on the three MIT-Haiti Initiative principles of active learning, technology, and use of the mother tongue.
  • OpenCourseWare has published 18.05 Introduction to Probability and Statistics. This is a new course designed by Jerry Orloff and Jon Bloom, with assistance from Sanjoy Mahajan and made possible by a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation. It uses a bespoke online text and a flipped classroom pedagogy, and features a central unit on Baysian statistics.
  • The Educational Collaboration Space is a flexible educational collaboration tool built to support formation of communities of educators over time and space. It is a freely available Wordpress site featuring many specially designed plugins. Visit the MIT News item about this. It was also picked up here by Inside Higher Ed. Its development was supported by the MIT Office of Educational Innovation and Technology and the NSF.
  • Crosslinks is a wiki designed to help MIT students make connections between their courses.
  • Current editorial positions:
    Geometry and Topology
    International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
    Journal of Homotopy and Related Structures
    Tunisian Journal of Mathematics
  • I am on the board of directors of Math for America/Boston.
  • Some mathematics papers
  • Some papers on education
  • Some papers on history
  • Some pieces for the MIT Faculty Newsletter
  • Some other stuff
  • Here is a list of people who have done graduate work with me.
  • Brief CV, Publications.
  • MIT Department of Mathematics Home Page