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CONTACT: hill@math.gatech.edu

NonFiction Writing

Ted and the Great Shark Cartoon by Grog

Pushing Limits: From West Point to Berkeley and Beyond.

I have written a memoir of my odyssey from my days as a West Point cadet to the present day as a professional mathematician.

It will be published by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) in April 2017. For more information, click here.


"...captivating memoir reveals an intriguing character who is part Renaissance Man, part Huckleberry Finn. Fast-paced and often hilarious...provides some penetrating and impious insights into some of our more revered institutions." - Rick Atkinson, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, author of The Long Gray Line.

"Ted Hill is unique in having both a very exciting internal mathematical life...and an action-filled, adventurous, external life...his natural gift, very rare for mathematicians, of story-telling, [makes this] a page-turner." - Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University, winner of MAA Ford Prize, AMS Steele Prize, and ICA Euler Medal.

"Thoughtful, funny, evocative, Ted Hill, takes us through a life well-lived...an intensely personal story that will appeal to every profession - and to every generation!" - General Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Commander.

"Ted Hill is an original. Mathematician. Adventurer. Activist. His life has seen both his mind and body tested to extremes...insightful, entertaining and - in a very good way - unlike any other book you will ever read by a mathematician." - Alex Bellos, author of Here's Looking at Euclid and The Grapes of Math.


Other nonfiction writing:

  • The General Is In, Newsweek, October 13, 2003, p. 20.
  • Russian Red Tape, Potpourri, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1999, pp. 65-68.
  • Gary Jackson Obituary, The Assembly, USMA, Vol. 55, No. 2, Nov/Dec. 1996, p. 160.
  • The Great Shark of the Bahamian Reef, Slum and Gravy 25, USMA, Vol. 66, No. 1, Sep. 1991, p. 55

Alumni Project UC Berkeley

In 2003, I donated approximately 1000 volumes of rare printed books and manuscripts to the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. This collection documents the history of arithmetic and mathematics in the United States from the colonial period to the end of the 19th century, and more than half of the texts predate 1850. It is called the "Theodore P. Hill Collection of Early American Mathematics Books", and was featured in the 2005 Bancroft Library's Exhibit "Creators, Teachers and Practitioners of the Mathematical Sciences". Click on the following links for more information about this project.

Bancroft Donations

To see the list of items in the collection, go to the catalog of the Bancroft Library and enter "Theodore P. Hill Collection of Early American Mathematics Books" into the Title search box.

For more information about the collection, please go to http://www.earlyamericanmathbooks.org/.

earlyamericanmathbooks.net


College Activism

Original Mother Functor NewsletterFor ten years, I was involved in campus activism, especially related to Freedom of Information and Freedom of Speech in academia. I wrote a handful of articles, one of which was published in the American Association of University Professors publication Academe, and established two websites dealing with basic freedoms on campus.

More recently, I have written about problems in the world of academic publishing, and I continue to advise academic professionals who are victims of the System, especially in these times when financial crises may override basic academic rights and freedoms.

motherfunctor.org


Alumni Project West Point

In preparation for the West Point Class of 1966’s Fortieth Reunion, held at West Point in September 2006, I established an archival USMA Class of 1966 website, www.usma66.org.

usma66.org


Outreach Vietnam

Saigon 2007

In the spirit of "Swords into (Scientific) Ploughshares", I started a book drive for the English-language International University, HoChiMinh City, to collect university-level English language scientific textbooks. My aim has been to strengthen academic ties, and to help the people of Vietnam, especially in the realm of higher education.

booksforvietnam.org