Who is Gil Einstein?
I was born in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and moved to the United States when I was four. I was raised in God's country, New Jersey, and received a BA from Lafayette College and a PhD from the University of Colorado. (In the middle of graduate school, I took a year off to be a ski bum in Crested Butte, Colorado) Although I was fortunate to have many outstanding teachers, my most influential mentors were Burt Cohen at Lafayette College and Bill Battig at the University of Colorado. I have been teaching at Furman University since 1977. I love teaching and research and some of my greatest rewards come from involving students in research. Over the years, over 30 students have coauthored papers with me.


My wife Patty. My kids and wife talking to Albert Einstein.
A not so recent picture of my kids and wife. Julie and Alex.
Julie and Alex pondering some advice from Albert.

A picture of Patty, Julie and me at Julie's last regular season soccer game.


Julie and me


Alex and me




A not so recent picture of me surfing.

A recent picture of me surfing.