Thomas Koberda

Assistant Professor

P.O. Box 400137
Dept. of Mathematics
304 Kerchof Hall

Research Areas
Geometric Topology, Group Theory
Publications/Research

Embedability between right-angled Artin groups. Joint with Sang-hyun Kim. (Geom. Topol. 17 (2013), no. 1, 493-530)

Anti-trees and right-angled Artin subgroups of planar braid groups. Joint with Sang-hyun Kim. (Geom. Topol. 19 (2015), no. 6, 3289-3306)

Quotients of surface groups and homology of finite covers via quantum representations. Joint with Ramanujan Santharoubane. (Invent. Math. (2016))

Research Interests

I am interested in geometric group theory and geometric topology. In particular, my research concerns right-angled Artin groups, mapping class groups, braid groups, arrangement groups, and quantum representations.

Education

B.S.: University of Chicago, 2007

M.A.: Harvard University, 2008

Ph.D.: Harvard University, 2012