
It takes quite a few people to make an experience like this possible.

Most of the major milestones for the Ximera Project were first met because of the support of NSF Grant DUE-1245433; for that phase of development, the principal investigator was Herb Clemens and Co-PIs were Jim Fowler and Bart Snapp.

#### Bart Snapp

Bart Snapp teaches mathematics at OSU. His research interests include commutative ring theory and recreational mathematics. He enjoys exploring connections between mathematics and real-world problems, art, and music.

#### Jim Fowler

Jim Fowler’s research broadly includes geometry and topology; specifically, his interests focus on the topology of high-dimensional manifolds and geometric group theory, which means he thinks about highly symmetric (and therefore very beautiful) geometric objects. He’s fond of using computational techniques to attack problems in pure mathematics. He received an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Jim built the adaptive learning platform that powers MOOCulus.