# Robert Vandermolen

PHD Candidate in Mathematics

### About

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.

### Papers/Preprints

Kernels for Grassmannian Flops

(In Progress)

Universal Embedding of Hom-Lie Triple Systems

(Pre-Print)

Bounded Operators on a Hilbert Space with finite $\mathbb{Z}$-grading

(Master's Thesis)

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### Organizational

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

### Teaching

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

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### Personal

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

### Contact

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