Christian Geske

 

Geske
Christian
Graduate Fellow
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Summer 2016:  Because I did not have to teach this spring owing to RTG funding and having just selected Laurentiu Maxim as my advisor at the start of the semester, I was able to dedicate a significant portion of my time to gathering the background knowledge necessary to understand and contribute to my advisor’s research. Since Professor Maxim was on sabbatical, this involved progressing through several books on the subject of singularity theory (Dimca’s Sheaves in Topology and Singularities and Topology of Hypersurfaces) and on occasion givings talks on the material in the weekly topology/singularities seminar. At the same time, the absence of teaching duties allowed me to spend more time with my courses, one of which (Topics in Ring Theory) has particular relevance to my field. The RTG funding allowed me to get the jumpstart necessary to quickly enter research level mathematics, something I would not have had had I been a teaching assistant.  

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