RTG Postdoctoral Instructor
Michigan State University
A320 Wells Hall
PLEASE SEE MY NEW WEBSITE (under construction) AT: http://www2.ic.ac.uk/~mrathbun/
My research interests are in low dimensional topology, particularly 3-manifolds, and knot theory. More specifically, I am studying fibered knots, plumbed on Hopf bands, Seifert surfaces, and unknotting tunnels. My Ph.D. advisor is Abigail Thompson. I graduated in June, 2010.
I am working on several projects with Alexander Coward, Marion Moore Campisi, Mike Williams, Ken Baker, and Dorothy Buck.
High distance knots in closed 3-manifolds. Joint with Marion Moore Campisi. arXiv.
The visual boundary of Z^2. Joint with Kyle Kitzmiller. arXiv.
This is work that resulted from an REU in 2006, supervised by Moon Duchin.
Fibered, Tunnel One Links. arXiv.
My CV can be found here.
Math 330 - Higher Geometry - Summer Session I, 2011
Math 432 - Axiomatic Geometry - Spring Semester, 2011
Math 310 - Abstract Algebra - Fall Semester, 2010
Math 108 - Introduction to Abstract Math - Summer Session I, 2010
Calculus 21C - Summer Session I, 2008
Calculus 21A - Winter, 2006
Calculus 21C - Winter, 2006
Calculus 21A - Fall, 2006
Travel and Conferences:
Conference on 3- and 4-Dimensional Topology: In Honor of Martin Scharlemann, Davis, CA; June 23-25 2009
Local Organizing Committee
Junior Topologists' Research Retreat, Davis, CA; June 26-29