2019
Fellow

Chris Leonard

Trey Beck Jefferson Fellow
Cambridge, England
Degrees:
B.A. University of Oxford (2013)
M.A. University of Cambridge (2014)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Mathematics

Bio:

Chris Leonard is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at the University of Virginia. His field of research is representation theory which uses the language of abstract algebra to study symmetry. This has applications to theoretical physics, in particular quantum field theory and super symmetry. Chris has published one paper and has another undergoing peer-review and has presented his research at meetings of the American Mathematical Society. He expects to graduate in May 2019 after which he will return to the UK and pursue a career outside academia. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oxford and a master’s from the University of Cambridge, both in mathematics. Short bio for dinner: Chris Leonard holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oxford and a master’s from the University of Cambridge, both in mathematics. He is currently a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at the University of Virginia, where he has recently finished his dissertation entitled “Categorification of tensor products of representations for current algebras and quantum groups’’. Chris has published one paper and has another undergoing peer-review and has presented his research at meetings of the American Mathematical Society. Chris expects to graduate in May 2019 after which he will return to the UK and pursue a career in the public sector.

Thesis Description:

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

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