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Claudio Gómez-Gonzáles

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics

I did my Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in algebraic topology, advised by Benson Farb and partially funded by the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. Before that, I also studied Physics and Computer Science at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. I’m interested in spaces of algebraic maps between varieties, braids and configurations, the topology of algorithms, and the interplays of topology with number theory.

Check out this list of problems that I put together with a postdoc advisor, Jesse Wolfson, based on material posed at the 2019 PIMS Arithmetic Topology workshop.

I’m also a labor organizer, starting with my old union Graduate Students United back in 2016. In the time since I’ve worked with National Nurses United, the Chicago Teachers Union, United Academics of the University of New Mexico, and UAW Local 5810. I was also a co-founding member of the UChicago Labor Council and have trained and organized with various academic unions and mutual aid groups over the last four years. I organize around the belief that institutions of higher education—as political, economic, and social engines—should be remade by and for working people.

At Carleton since 2020.