Photo of Ronald Evans

Research Areas
  • Number Theory
  • Character Sums
  • Finite Fields
  • Hecke Eigenfunctions
Contact Information
Department of Mathematics
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive  # 0112
La Jolla, CA 92093-0112
Office:AP&M 5816
Phone:(858) 534-2654
Fax:(858) 534-5273
Ronald Evans
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Illinois, 1974
B.S. Mathematics, University of Michigan, 1967
Ron Evans held a two-year instructorship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1973-1975) and has taught at UCSD since 1975. Many of his papers deal with special functions in classical analysis and number theory. His recent work focuses on evaluations of character sums, for example, Gauss sums, Jacobi sums, Kloosterman sums, and hypergeometric character sums, with connections to Hecke eigenfunctions. Book: B. C. Berndt, R. J. Evans, K. S. Williams, "Gauss and Jacobi Sums", Wiley, 1998