Nick Meyer is a fifth-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 2024

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

MS in Mathematics, 2020

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

BS in Mathematics with Honors, 2018

Winona State University

**Current Students: Please see Canvas for more information**

- Math101 — College Algebra
- Fall 2019 x1

- Math103 — College Algebra and Trigonometry
- Fall 2021 x1 (Convener)
- Spring 2022 (Convener Only)

- 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)

- Math 208 – Multivariable Calculus
- Summer 2022, Course Development
- Fall 2022, Recitations x5

- $4$-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:
- September 2022: “The Casson-Gordon Signature Invariant and Sliceness Obstructions”
- April 2022: “Ends of Surfaces and Classification Theorems”
- February 2022: “A quest for residual finiteness: Geometrization and the word problem for $3$-manifolds”
- October 2021: “Maps from $3$-manifolds to $4$-manifolds that induce isomorphisms on fundamental groups (Part 2)”
- 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:
- September 2022: “An Introduction Sliceness Obstructions”
- 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”

- Other Seminars and Conferences:
- June 2022: “Meier-Zupan Square Links and the Andrews-Curtis Conjecture”, New Developments in Four Dimensions, University of Victoria, Victoria BC
- June 2021: “A Geometric Introduction to Heegaard Splittings and Trisections”, GOSS (Graduate Online Seminar Series), University of Georgia, Athens, GA