### About me

I am currently a Chowla Research Fellow at Penn State, working with Bob Vaughan. Previously I was a PhD student supervised by John Friedlander at the University of Toronto. You may wish to view my CV.
My primary interests are number theory, combinatorics and harmonic
analysis, but I like a good problem from any branch of math. Outside of
math I like baseball, snowboarding, golf, playing the guitar and video
games. I am a fan of the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Blue Jays.

### Research

I primary am interested in questions lying somewhere in the realm
of analytic number theory, additive combinatorics and geometry. I have a
particular fondness for questions about equidistribution. Below you can
find my preprints and publications.

- The Additive Structure of Cartesian Products Spanning Few Distinct Distances. To appear in Combinatorica. arXiv
- (With R. C. Vaughan and R. Zhang) The Least Number with Prescribed Legendre Symbols. To appear in the Journal of Number Theory. arXiv
- Estimates for Character Sums with Various Convolutions. Submitted. arXiv
- (With B. Lund and O. Roche-Newton) On distinct perpendicular bisectors and pinned distances in finite fields. Finite Fields and Applications. arXiv
- Character sums over Bohr sets. Canadian Math. Bulletin. arXiv
- Capturing forms in dense subsets of finite fields. Acta Arith. 160 (2013), no. 3, 277-284. arXiv
- (With D. Panario and D. Thompson) Swan-like results for binomials and trinomials over finite fields of odd characteristic. Des. Codes Cryptogr. 61 (2011), no. 3, 273-283.

### Teaching

Iam currently teaching Math 110 (Techniques of Calculus) for PSU World Campus. In the fall of 2016 I taught MATH 141 (Calculus II). In the fall of 2015 I taught Math 231 (Vector Calculus I).

### Contact

**Mail**:- Brandon Hanson
- Department of Mathematics, Penn State University
- McAllister Building
- University Park, PA
- 16802

**e-mail**:- b w h 5 3 3 9 "at" p s u "dot" e d u