Christopher K. Atkinson

Associate Professor
Mathematics Discipline
University of Minnesota, Morris
Science 2340



Fall 2020

This semester, I'm teaching Math 1013 (Trigonometry), Math 1101 (Calculus I), and Math 3111 (Linear Algebra). Students can find their course info on Canvas.

Past teaching


Students occasionally ask me about my research. Here is an accessible, relatively nontechnical explanation: Research Description (pdf).


  • Guts and volume for hyperbolic 3-orbifolds with underlying space S³ with Jessica Mallepalle, Joseph Melby, Shawn Rafalski, and Jennifer Vaccaro. Topology and its Applications, Volume 243, 1 July 2018, Pages 100–113 arXiv link
  • The lowest volume 3-orbifolds with high torsion with David Futer, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 369 (2017) 5809-5827, arXiv link
  • Small volume link orbifolds with David Futer, Mathematical Research Letters 20 (2013), Issue 6, 995-101, arXiv link
  • The smallest Haken hyperbolic polyhedra with Shawn Rafalski. Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 141 (2013) 1393-1404. arXiv link
  • Two-sided combinatorial volume bounds for non-obtuse hyperbolic polyhedra Geometriae Dedicata, Volume 153, Number 1, Pages 177-211 (2011). arXiv link
  • Volume estimates for equiangular hyperbolic Coxeter polyhedra Algebraic & Geometric Topology 9 (2009) 1225-1254. arXiv link
  • Slides, pictures, and miscellany

    Fly around in the smallest volume orientable hyperbolic 3-orbifold: Click here!

    Slides (pdf) from 2016 talk on "Guts and volume for a certain family of hyperbolic 3-orbifolds" at the fall 2016 Central Sectional Meeting of the AMS

    Slides (pdf) from 2016 talk on "Hyperbolic 3-orbifolds with high torsion" at "Advances in quantum and low-dimensional topology" conference at the University of Iowa

    Slides (pdf) from 2014 talk on "Small volume link orbifolds" at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul.