Alumni (Fellow)

Chris Leonard

Trey Beck Jefferson Fellow
Cambridge, England
B.A. University of Oxford (2013)
M.A. University of Cambridge (2014)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2019)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Chris Leonard has recently finished his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Virginia where he studied the symmetries of quantum particles using abstract algebra. Chris has published one paper, has another undergoing peer-review and has presented his research at meetings of the American Mathematical Society. Chris is now back in the UK where he is working on establishing a career in which he can use his mathematical skills to achieve concrete, practical, and beneficial outcomes. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oxford and a master’s from the University of Cambridge, both in mathematics.

Thesis Description:

Categorification of Tensor Products of Representations for Current Algebras and Quantum Groups

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