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Barbara A. Shipman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Mathematics
How far? How many? Is it five or a billion, a billion infinities, an infinite time? As these questions direct thoughts into the gathering storm, patterns and structures take shape in the confusion of the night. A bolt of lightning illuminates the tree by the pathway, and the image remains clearly branded in the mind as darkness returns, giving way to a new morning of understanding.