Saint Mary's College of California

Charlie Hamaker

blankCharlie Hamaker

Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Oregon, 1978

Email: chamaker@stmarys-ca.edu
Telephone: (925) 631-4151
Office: Galileo 101-D


Research interests: Mathematics of computed tomography

About:  After growing up in Mountain View and Palo Alto, Prof. Hamaker studied in Ohio and Oregon, taught in Boston and Kansas, and then arrived at Saint Mary’s in 1985. He and his wife have raised 4 children, and recently became grandparents in September 2015. Prof. Hamaker’s free time is spent hiking, biking, and running (on the active side), and reading, particularly science fiction (on the sedentary side). Very odd tidbit: In 1970, Prof. Hamaker was on the team that won the North American championship in tiddlywinks.

What’s New

The Math & CS Department is seeking applications for the Brother Dominic Barry Math Scholarships, which will be awarded to incoming freshmen in 2016! For information, go to Activities » Math Scholarship Competition.

Math in the Media

The United States has won the Math Olympiad for the first time in 21 years!

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