Simon Brendle Dissertation Titles


  • C. BöHm and B. Wilking, Manifolds with positive curvature operator are space forms, Ann. of Math. (2) 167 (2008), 1079--1097.

    Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet): MR2415394
    Digital Object Identifier: doi:10.4007/annals.2008.167.1079
    Zentralblatt MATH: 05578712

  • S. Brendle and R. Schoen, Manifolds with $1/4$-pinched curvature are space forms, to appear in J. Amer. Math. Soc., preprint,\arxiv0705.0766v3[math.DG]

    Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet): MR2449060
    Digital Object Identifier: doi:10.1090/S0894-0347-08-00613-9

  • R. S. Hamilton, Three-manifolds with positive Ricci curvature, J. Differential Geom. 17 (1982), 255--306.

    Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet): MR0664497
    Project Euclid: euclid.jdg/1214436922
    Zentralblatt MATH: 0504.53034

  • —, Four-manifolds with positive curvature operator, J. Differential Geom. 24 (1986), 153--179.

    Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet): MR0862046
    Project Euclid: euclid.jdg/1214440433
    Zentralblatt MATH: 0628.53042

  • —, Four-manifolds with positive isotropic curvature, Comm. Anal. Geom. 5 (1997), 1--92.

    Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet): MR1456308
    Zentralblatt MATH: 0892.53018

  • M. J. Micallef and J. D. Moore, Minimal two-spheres and the topology of manifolds with positive curvature on totally isotropic two-planes, Ann. of Math. (2) 127 (1988), 199--227.

    Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet): MR0924677
    Digital Object Identifier: doi:10.2307/1971420

  • M. J. Micallef and M. Y. Wang, Metrics with nonnegative isotropic curvature, Duke Math. J. 72 (1993), 649--672.

    Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet): MR1253619
    Digital Object Identifier: doi:10.1215/S0012-7094-93-07224-9
    Project Euclid: euclid.dmj/1077289625
    Zentralblatt MATH: 0804.53058

  • H. Nguyen, Invariant curvature cones and the Ricci flow, Ph.D. dissertation, Australian National University, Canberra, 2007.

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Stacy DeRuiter, Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, MIT (2008)

Stacy DeRuiter earned her bachelors degree in biology from St. Olaf’s College and in 2008 earned her Ph.D from MIT in biological oceanography. She has held many positions but is currently a professor of mathematics and statistics at Calvin College where she works as a statistical ecologist. Her research focuses on using math and statistics to analyze the behavior of whales and dolphins.


Ed Aboufadel, Ph.D. Mathematics, Rutgers University (1992)

Ed earned his Ph.D in mathematics from Rutgers University in 1992. Since then he has served as a Professor of mathematics at Grand Valley State University, the Department chair of the Mathematics department, and he currently is serving as Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs at the university. He has a wide variety of research interests spanning from wavelets, 3d printing, big data analytics, and 3d printing.


Nic Brody, Masters student at UC Santa Barbara 

Nic Brody is currently a graduate student in the math department at UC Berkeley, where he studies geometric group theory and low-dimensional topology. He previously obtained a Master’s degree at UC Santa Barbara; his Master’s thesis was titled Limit Roots of Lorentzian Coxeter Groups.


Nicholas Edelen, Ph.D. Mathematics, Stanford (2016)

Nicholas Edelen recently received his Ph.D. from Stanford under Simon Brendle, his dissertation bore the title On the free-boundary mean curvature flow.  He currently is a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and works as an Instructor in Mathematics at MIT where his main research interest is differential geometry.


Daniel Alvarez-Gavela, Ph.D. Candidate at Stanford

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