Robert Vandermolen

PHD Candidate in Mathematics


I am a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics at the University of South Carolina, working under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Ballard.

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Research Interests

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.


Kernels for Grassmannian Flops
(In Progress)

Universal Embedding of Hom-Lie Triple Systems

Bounded Operators on a Hilbert Space with finite $\mathbb{Z}$-grading
(Master's Thesis)

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Last year I organized the Homological Algebra Seminar.

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


This semester (Fall 2018), I am teaching Pre-Calculus.

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


Email: robertv(at)math(dot)sc(dot)edu

Office: LeConte College 317R

Office Hours: M 1:00-2:30, T:1:00-2:30, W 1:00-2:30, Th 1:00-2:30