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At the 14,267 foot summit of Torreys Peak
in the Colorado Rockies

We have not wings, we cannot soar;
But we have feet to scale and climb
By slow degrees, by more and more,
The cloudy summits of our time.

- From The Ladder of St. Augustine,
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In the eyes of the mountain, all people are equal.
In the eyes of all people, our souls can be seen.
In the course of our struggle,
we'll know what humanity means.

- From The Gold and Beyond,
lyrics by John Denver

Bob Megginson

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Michigan

Contact information:

Robert E. Megginson
University of Michigan
Department of Mathematics
4076 East Hall, 530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1043

Office Phone:

(734) 936-9992


(734) 763-0937


meggin (at)

A pdf version of my vita is available here. One brief biography of me can be found at the website of the Mathematical Association of America, while two others (targeted for middle school and high school students) are maintained at the website of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.

One of my greatest passions is mountain climbing, and my current project is to climb all of Colorado's Fourteeners, the mountains in Colorado whose summit elevations exceed 14,000 feet. The list in the preceding hyperlink shows my progress to date.

Information about my book An Introduction to Banach Space Theory is available here.

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