Brian Raines

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I am a mathematician at Baylor University.  I did my doctorate in 2002 at Oxford, and I have been at Baylor ever since.  My research lies in the study of the topology of pathogical spaces that arise in chaotic systems.  The image above is a Julia set of a complex quadratic map.  The top slice is a dendrite.  Recently I’ve begun studying the dynamics of maps which generate dendritic Julia sets like this.

I am married with three kids, Max, Milo, and Sam.  Sam is a freshman at UT-Austin studying journalism and film.  Milo is 8 and plays flag football and tons of boardgames.  Max is 3 and likes to build and destroy things.

I love college football and college basketball, especially the Baylor Bears.  I am an obsessive runner.  I’ve done three marathons, an ultra-marathon, and lots of half-marathons and 5ks.  I’m currently training for a fall marathon, to be followed by a spring marathon and hopefully a summer 50-miler.

I love to cook and eat.  I enjoy baking sourdough bread.  I’m also an avid games player, both face to face tabletop games and old school computer games.  My teenage son keeps me busy with console games too.


Snail mail:

Brian E Raines
Department of Mathematics
Baylor University
One Bear Place
Waco, TX 76798