Robert Lipshitz joins faculty

Robert Lipshitz joined the Department of Mathematics starting January 1.

Lipshitz joins us from the Department of Mathematics at Columbia University, where he was tenure-track faculty since 2009 after having spent 2006-2009 there on an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. He earned his A.B. degree from Princeton and a Ph.D. in Mathematics at Stanford.

Lipshitz’s research on low-dimensional topology has been supported by the National Science Foundation (DMS-0905796), including an NSF CAREER award (DMS-1149800), and by an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. In addition to his research, he is particularly interested in broadening participation in mathematics, including helping organize Sonya Kovalevsky Day events at Columbia for high school girls, and we look forward to his helping with our similar events at Carolina. Lipshitz has also been active in advising undergraduate research projects in mathematics.

This Spring, Lipshitz is teaching MATH 534, Elements of Modern Algebra.

Please join me in welcoming Robert to Carolina.