Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Mathematics
Office location and address
318 Kerchof Hall
141 Cabell DrCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
Problems in equivariant and chromatic homotopy theory
Source: The Simons Foundation, Inc.
September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2025
FRG: Collaborative Research: The Calculus of Functors & the Theory of Operads
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
June 01, 2010 – November 30, 2014
Topics include abstract topological spaces & continuous functions/connectedness/compactness/countability/separation axioms. Rigorous proofs emphasized. Covers myriad examples, i.e., function spaces/projective spaces/quotient spaces/Cantor sets/compactifications. May include intro to aspects of algebraic topology, i.e., the fundamental group. Prerequisites: MATH 2310, MATH 3310 and MATH 3351 or equivalent.
Reading and study programs in areas of interest to individual students. For third- and fourth-years interested in topics not covered in regular courses. Students must obtain a faculty advisor to approve and direct the program.
Topics selected from analytic, affine, projective, hyperbolic, and non-Euclidean geometry. Prerequisite: MATH 2310, 3351, or instructor permission.
A rigorous program of supervised study designed to expose the student to a particular area of mathematics. Prerequisite: Instructor permission and graduate standing.
Examines categories, functors, abelian catqegories, limits and colimits, chain complexes, homology and cohomology, homological dimension, derived functors, Tor and Ext, group homology, Lie algebra homology, spectral sequences, and calculations. Prerequisite: MATH 5770.
Topics include the fundamental group, covering spaces, covering transformations, the universal covering spaces, graphs and subgroups of free groups, and the fundamental groups of surfaces. Additional topics will be from homology, including chain complexes, simplicial and singular homology, exact sequences and excision, cellular homology, and classical applications. Prerequisite: MATH 5352, 5770, or equivalent.
Devoted to chomology theory: cohomology groups, the universal coefficient theorem, the Kunneth formula, cup products, the cohomology ring of manifolds, Poincare duality, and other topics if time permits. Prerequisite: MATH 7800.
Examines fiber bundles; induced bundles, principal bundles, classifying spaces, vector bundles, and characteristic classes, and introduces K-theory and Bott periodicity. Prerequisite: MATH 7800.
Definition of homotopy groups, homotopy theory of CW complexes, Huriewich theorem and Whitehead's theorem, Eilenberg-Maclane spaces, fibration and cofibration sequences, Postnikov towers, and obstruction theory. Prerequisite: MATH 7800.
Selected advanced topics in algebraic topology.
The Mathematics Colloquium is held weekly, the sessions being devoted to research activities of students and faculty members, and to reports by visiting mathematicians on current work of interest. For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.