The members of the Geometry and Topology Group at MSU work in many different fields and have expertise in a diverse set of techniques. We have lively and well-attended seminars, and one of our key goals is the cross-pollination of ideas between geometry and topology.
Our faculty consists of active researchers in most areas of geometry and low-dimensional topology including smooth 4-manifolds, symplectic and contact topology and geometry, G2 geometry, the theory of pseudoholomorphic maps, geometric PDE, knot theory and its invariants, mapping class groups, and geometric variational theory.
Our faculty is highly-regarded. Many have NSF grants two are coprincipal investigators of FRG's, two have been awarded CAREER grants, and our group has been awarded two RTG Grants from the National Science Foundation.
The Geometry and Topology Group at MSU has a long-standing commitment to excellence in graduate and postdoctoral training: we have produced some outstanding graduate students, and we have been fortunate to have recruited and mentored exceptional postdoctoral fellows.