Maggie Miller



Maggie Miller

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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

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Things I co-organize

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

AMS Special Session on Knotted Surfaces and Concordances at the AMS Fall Western Sectional Meeting at the University of Utah in October 2022

Topology in Dimension 4.5, a 5-day workshop at BIRS in November 2022

Morphisms in Low Dimensions, a 5-day workshop at Oberwolfach in January 2023



Other things I'm participating in

Low-dimensional Topology and Homeomorphism Groups at the University of Maryland, College Park, 6–10 September 2022

4-Manifolds: from Above and Below at CIRM (Luminy), 12–16 September 2022

Special Session on Heegaard Floer Homology in Topology, Algebra, and Physics at the AMS Fall Western Sectional Meeting at the University of Utah, 22–23 October 2022

Tech Topology Conference, 9–11 December 2022

Low-dimensional Topology at Oberwolfach, 15–21 January 2023

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

Gauge Theory and Topology at the University of Oxford, 24–28 July 2021


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

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CUPA-HR 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

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