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Victoria S Akin, Assistant Professor of the Practice

Victoria S Akin

I am interested in mapping class groups of orientable surfaces. In particular, can a subgroup of the mapping class group with a natural topological or geometric definition be characterized purely algebraically? Does the algebraic characterization reveal properties of the mapping class group? Currently, I would like to characterize the disk-pushing subgroup, handle-pushing subgroup, and braid group inside of their respective mapping class groups.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2869
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://services.math.duke.edu/~toriakin/

Teaching (Spring 2018):

  • MATH 111L.001, LABORATORY CALCULUS I Synopsis
    Carr 137, MWF 08:45 AM-09:35 AM
  • MATH 111L.003, LABORATORY CALCULUS I Synopsis
    Carr 137, MWF 03:20 PM-04:10 PM
  • MATH 111L.01L, LABORATORY CALCULUS I Synopsis
    Carr 137, Th 10:30 AM-12:15 PM
  • MATH 111L.03L, LABORATORY CALCULUS I Synopsis
    West Duke 108B, Th 05:05 PM-06:50 PM
  • MATH 112L.002, LABORATORY CALCULUS II Synopsis
    West Duke 105, MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM
  • MATH 112L.02L, LABORATORY CALCULUS II Synopsis
    West Duke 105, Tu 10:30 AM-12:15 PM
Office Hours:

111L: Tuesday 4-5 in Physics 123
112L: Tuesday 5-6 in Physics 123
By appointment: Wednesday 2-3 in West Duke 09A
Help Room: Tuesday 2-3 and Wednesday 4:30-5:30
Education:

Ph.D.University of Chicago2017
Keywords:

Education and instruction in mathematics • Geometric group theory

 

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