Michael Abel

maabel [at] math [dot] duke [dot] edu

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Duke University

Office  Physics 246
Phone919.660.2873
Fax919.660.2821
AddressDepartment of Mathematics
Duke University, Box 90320
Durham, NC 27708-0320


I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Duke University. My research focuses on categorification in low-dimensional topology and relationships with (higher) representation theory. I am an organizer for the Geometry & Toplogy seminar here at Duke. I am also an organizer of the Triangle Topology seminar which is joint with UNC, Chapel Hill and NC State.

I was previously an instructor in the department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Virginia Commonwealth for the 2014-2015 academic year. I finished my Ph.D. in May 2014 under the supervision of Lev Rozansky at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia in 2009.

During the time I was working on my Ph.D. at UNC, I have also served as an instructor of the Virginia Highlands Community College Summer Regional Governor's School in Mathematical Modeling in Summer 2011, and Institute of Advanced Mathematics: Dynamical Systems and Chaos Theory with Duke Talent Identification Program in Summer 2012.

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