Hiro Lee Tanaka

Office 341
Harvard University Math Department
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
hirolee*at*math.harvard.edu

About Me

I'm currently a Benjamin Peirce Fellow and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard. I received my Ph.D. in 2013 from Northwestern University, where my advisor was Kevin Costello. You may have also seen me in Bonn in summer of 2015, or around the Bay Area in spring of 2014, when I was an MSRI Postdoctoral Fellow.

My research is in algebraic topology with an emphasis on mathematical physics.

Statement of commitment to diversity in mathematics

I support conducting further research into the sometimes subtle, sometimes not-so-subtle, ways in which various groups come to be underrepresented in mathematical fields. I also support promoting policies and activities to dismantle the mechanisms that lead to representational inequalities in mathematics.

Papers

For more details, please see my research page.
  1. The Fukaya category pairs with Lagrangian cobordisms exactly. arXiv:1609.08400
  2. The Fukaya category pairs with Lagrangian cobordisms. arXiv:1607.04976
  3. Functors (between oo-categories) that aren't strictly unital. arXiv:1606.05669
  4. Factorization homology of stratified spaces, with David Ayala and John Francis. Selecta Mathematica New Series (2016), 1--70. arXiv:1409.0848
  5. Local structures on stratified spaces, with David Ayala and John Francis. Adv. Math. 307 (2017), 903--1028. arxiv 1409.0501
  6. In simply-connected cotangent bundles, exact Lagrangian cobordisms are h-cobordisms. arXiv:1404.6273.
  7. A Stable Infinity-Category of Lagrangian Cobordisms, with David Nadler. arXiv:1109.4835.

Other interests