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Mail:       Mark Powell
                      Département de mathématiques, UQAM
  	    	      C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-ville
		      Montréal, QC 
  		      H3C 3P8 CANADA

email:       mark 'at'

About me

This website is now static. Please visit my current website here.

I was an assistant professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) from 2014 to 2017. I graduated in 2011 from the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Professor Andrew Ranicki, and I was a Zorn Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University in Bloomington from 2011 - 2014. For the academic year 2014 - 2015 I visited the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn. I work on topology, specifically on the concordance of knots and links the topology of 3- and 4-dimensional manifolds.

Papers and Preprints

Unpublished notes


Collections of references

The disc embedding theorem.

Heegaard-Floer homology, CIRGET low dimensional topology learning seminar, Autumn 2015.


Algebraic Topology II, UQAM Winter 2017.

Calcul des formes différentielles, UQAM Winter 2016.

Topology of manifolds, UQAM Winter 2016.

Courbes Algébriques, UQAM Autumn 2015.

Introduction to differentiable geometry, IU Spring 2014.

Other interests

Cycling: I raced my bike in criterium races in Indiana and elsewhere in the midwest.

Sailing: I usually sail Lasers, do team racing, or race Etchells.

Pictures of cycling and Laser sailing

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