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, homLie algebras, geometric invariant theory, reductive groups, toric varieties, and derived geometry.
My personal interests include mathematics education, philosophy, Turntablilism, and writing Children's Math Books.
This Semester I am organizing the Homological Algebra Seminar.
This semester (Fall 2017), I am teaching Business Calculus.
Email: robertv(at)math(dot)sc(dot)edu
Office: LeConte College 317R
Office Hours: T 1:002:00, W 2:153:15, Th 2:003:00
Date  Presenter/ Topic  (pdf) 

Presenter:Tracy Huggins Chain Complexes in Abeilan Categories 

Presenter: Robert Vandermolen Double Complexes, Total Complexes and other Constructions 


Presenter: Keller Vandebogert On Chain Homotopies, Mapping Cones and Cylinders 

Presenter: Blake Farman More on Abelian Categories and an Introduction to Derived Functors 

Presenter: Xiaofei Yi On Projective and Injective Resolutions 


Presenter: Tracy Huggins On Left and Right Derived Functors 

Presenter: Keller Vandebogert On Adjoint functors and Balancing Tor and Ext 


& 1182017 
Presenter: Robert Vandermolen Examples of Tor and Ext in nice cases, and the interaction of Ext with extensions 
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& 11292017 
Presenter:Blake Farman On Derived Functors of the Inverse Limit and Universal Coefficient Theorems 
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