Rebecca Goldin

Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Director, STATS
George Mason University
rgoldin (at) gmu (dot) edu
Exploratory Hall, Room 4214

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I was a Nifty Fifty Speaker at a local area high school as part of the U.S.A. Science and Engineering Festival (2011-2012, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015).

Research Interests

My research is in symplectic geometry, group actions and related combinatorics. Among my interests are: Schubert polynomials and the intersection properties of Schubert varieties, toric varieties, equivariant cohomology, moment maps and symplectic and hyperkähler reduction, and orbifold cohomology. I have also become involved in the media's use of statistics and mathematics. Feel free to read my papers.


I am currently Director STATS, a collaboration between the American Statistical Association and Sense About Science, USA. Our mission is to improve the public debate on how science, quantitative, and mathematical issues are covered in the media. This is in addition to my position in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.


Spring 2016: I am teaching Math 108 and Math 740. I have previously taught an assortment of graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as advised individual and summer projects.

If you're interested in working with me independently, you can ask my students what they think.

You may enjoy my 2012 Convocation speech for entering first year students at Mason.


I have four adorable kids, and a husband that makes it all possible. My other half is also a professor at George Mason (with his own website).

This website is (as always) under construction. Last updated (but barely) January 19, 2016.