Hello! Bonjour! Здравствуйте! 你好 ¡Hola!

I am a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics at the University of South Carolina, working under the supervision of Matt Ballard. I gained my undergraduate and masters degree from the Department of Mathematics at the College of Charleston under the supervision of Oleg Smirnov.

My research interests include algebra and algebraic geometry. In particular, I am interested in algebraic groups, Lie algebras, hom-Lie algebras, geometric invariant theory, reductive groups, toric varieties, derived geometry, and graded algebras.

My personal interests include mathematics education, philosophy, Turntablilism, and writing Children's Math Books.

Last Semester I organized the Homological Algebra Seminar.

This Semester I am participating and presenting in the Geometric Invariant Theory Seminar and the Motivic Seminar

Also this semester for the 18th Annual High School Math Contest I was an event corridantor, for the Math Scavenger Hunt

This semester (Spring 2018), I am teaching Business Calculus.

Email: robertv(at)math(dot)sc(dot)edu
Office: LeConte College 317R
Office Hours: T 1:00-2:00, W 2:15-3:15, Th 2:00-3:00

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Also I have been working on a children's book, on set theory, with my friend and illustrator Joseph Randich about a fun bear named Bob!