PhD Candidate, Mathematics

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Biography

Nick Meyer is a fourth-year Mathematics graduate student at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, advised by Alex Zupan. Nick’s current interests are primarily in knot theory in dimensions 3 and 4, Heegaard splittings of 3-manifolds, and trisections of 4-manifolds. He has also studied the topology of dynamical systems and low-dimensional classical matrix groups. A copy of his CV is available here.

Interests
  • Geometric Topology
  • Algebraic Topology
  • Homological Algebra
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education and Mathematical Pedagogy
Education
  • PhD in Mathematics, Expected 2023--2024

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

  • MS in Mathematics, 2020

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

  • BS in Mathematics with Honors, 2018

    Winona State University

Calendar

Courses Taught

Current Students: Please see Canvas for more information

  • Math101 — College Algebra
    • Fall 2019 x1
  • Math103 — College Algebra and Trigonometry
    • Fall 2021 x1 (Convener)
  • Math104 — Applied Calculus
    • Summer 2021 x1
  • Math107 — Calculus 2 (Recitations)
    • Fall 2018 x2
    • Spring 2019 x2
    • Summer 2019 x1
  • Math203(J) — Contemporary Mathematics
    • Spring 2020 x1
    • Fall 2020 x2
    • Spring 2021 x1 (Convener)

Selected Talks

Talks I’ve given while in graduate school:

  • $4$-Manifolds Seminar at UNL:
    • November 2019: “Trisections from Morse $2$-Functions”
    • September 2019: “Heegaard-Kirby Diagrams for Trisections of $4$-Manifolds”
  • Groups, Semigroups, and Topology Seminar at UNL:
    • October 2020: “Heegaard splittings and Trisections 101: A crash course in manifold decompositions in dimensions three and four”
    • October 2019: “Orderings on $3$-Manifold Groups”
  • Graduate Students Talking Groups, Semigroups, and Topology Seminar at UNL:
    • March 2021: “Pants: An Introduction to Oriented Cobordism Theory”
    • September 2019: “An Alexander Polynomial for Knots in Thickened Surfaces”
    • March 2019: “The Extension Problem for Topological Dynamical Systems via Monoid Actions”
  • Graduate Student Seminar at UNL:
    • April 2021: “Pants: An Introduction to Oriented Cobordism Theory”

Talks while I was an undergrad:

  • April 2018: “A Study of the Invariance of Finite-dimensional measures under Group Actions”, Pi Mu Epsilon Conference, St. John’s University
  • September 2017: “On the Algebra of Rotations in $\mathbb{R}^3$”, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium, Winona State University
  • July 2017: “On the Algebra of Rotations in $\mathbb{R}^3$”, MAA Mathfest, Chicago, IL
  • April 2017: “On the Algebra of Rotations in $\mathbb{R}^3$”, Pi Mu Epsilon Conference, St. John’s University
  • April 2017: “On the Algebra of Rotations in $\mathbb{R}^3$”, MNSCU Scholars Conference, Winona State University
  • March 2017: “On the Algebra of Rotations in $\mathbb{R}^3$”, CURM/MUMS Conference, Simpson College
  • November 2016: “On the Algebra of Rotations in $\mathbb{R}^3$”, Pi Mu Epsilon Conference, St. Norbert College

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