Maggie Miller

Maggie Miller


About me

I am a Visiting Clay Fellow in the math department at Stanford University. I'm also a fellow in the Stanford Science Fellows program.

I am interested in geometric topology in dimensions 3–5, especially questions about knotted surfaces in 4-manifolds. I finished my Ph.D. in 2020 at Princeton University, where my advisor was David Gabai. I just moved from MIT, where I was an NSF postdoctoral scholar.

In Fall 2023, I will start an assistant professorship at the University of Texas at Austin.

In my free time, I collect Rubik's Cubes and enjoy other puzzles like crosswords and acrostics.

Check out this Quanta article about a paper I co-authored in May 2022.

Contact info

Maggie Miller


Things I co-organize

The Geometric Topology Grad and Postdoc Seminar (GT GAPS), a weekly Zoom seminar

Moab Topology Conference 2023, a three-day workshop in May 2023 focused on PhD students

Trisectors Worskhop 2023: Connections with Symplectic Topology at UC Davis, a week-long problem-based workshop in June 2023

What's your trick? A non-traditional conference in low-dimensional topology at BIRS, a week-long workshop on clever ideas in topology in August 2024

(and some past links)

Here's the website for "Topology in Dimension 4.5," a conference I co-organized at BIRS in November 2022. You can access the compiled problems and some of the speakers' lecture notes there.

Other things I'm participating in

"Workshop on low-dimensional topology" at the Erdős Center in Budapest, 27–31 March 2023

Cornell Topology Festival at Cornell University, 5–7 May 2023

Summer school in Geometry and Topology at Princeton University, 12–14 July 2023

Gauge Theory and Topology at the University of Oxford, 24–28 July 2023

K3: A new problem list in low-dimensional topology at AIM, 30 October–3 November, 2023

I am in an AIM SQuaRE with Paolo Aceto, Nickolas Castro, JungHwan Park, and András Stipsicz. We will study Casson–Gordon homotopy 4-balls and related problems.

Some useful links

Behavior Academics Should Avoid Completely

CUPA-HR 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Spectra out and ally list