I was a Benjamin Peirce fellow in the Harvard math department, but I moved on to work in quantum computing at Rigetti. Back when I was a pure mathematician, I focused on homotopy theory, especially the connections between algebraic topology and algebraic geometry known as "chromatic homotopy theory". In addition to research, I was very interested in the communicative aspects of the field, and I spent a lot of time learning how to coax my topologist peers into speaking in terms of number theory.
My mathematical interests are in using algebro-geometric tools to answer questions in algebraic topology, and I have a penchant for computations.
I passed my qualifying exam on November 23rd, 2011. Here is a PDF containing my syllabus and a transcript of the exam questions I could remember: [link].
I'm not very active, but I have also written some things on MathOverflow.
I was often funded through a teaching position. Students and onlookers can find course pages below.
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This is a work in progress.