Martin Walter

Present or Most Recent Position: Professor of Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Fields: Mathematics: Operator algebras, groups; environmental modeling

Degrees and Schools: B.S. Mathematics, University of Redlands, 1966; Masters and PhD, Mathematics, University of California, Irvine

Statement on 9/11: “I call for an investigation which produces results which are at the very least wholly consistent with the laws of classical physics. (I have studied physics at the undergraduate level — physics minor, and at the graduate level — some course work. And I maintain a strong interest in physics to this day.) A thesis in my book is that the ‘logic of civilization’ is in many respects at odds with the ‘logic of Nature.’ Facts do matter (science matters, economics matters, etc) and ignoring facts does not make the reason those facts exist go away.”

Additional Information: Martin Walter is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Walter is a Sloan, Woodrow Wilson, and National Science Foundation Fellow as well as a member of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America. He has lectured or taught in various countries, including Japan, China, Poland, Romania, Australia, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Brazil.

He also currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Sierra Club and is a co-founder of Ancient Forest Rescue.