I am a mathematics graduate student at Brandeis University in my 6th year. My research lies in low-dimensional topology and gauge theory. I enjoy thinking about 3-manifolds, smooth 4-manifolds, Seiberg-Witten theory, Heegaard Floer theory, contact topology, Stein fillings, Lefschetz fibrations, and exotic 4-manifolds. My advisor is Danny Ruberman.

This fall I will be starting a postdoc position at CIRGET in Montréal, working with Liam Watson and Steve Boyer.

Here is my CV (updated April 2017).

Here are the slides for my talk on equivariant corks & Heegaard Floer at the 2016 Max Planck conference on 4-manifolds & knot concordance.

Upcoming Talks
4. University of Oregon, Geometry & Topology Seminar, May 9.
3. University of Iowa, Topology Seminar, May 4.
2. UMass Amherst, Floer Homologies & Topology of 4-manifolds Conference, April 8-9.
1. Brown University, AMS Graduate Student Conference in Geometry & Topology, April 7.

Papers
2. G-corks and Heegaard Floer homology. arXiv:1609.04857, 2016.
1. Turaev torsion invariants of 3-orbifolds, Geom. Dedicata 187 (2017) 179-197. DOI:10.1007/s10711-016-0196-7.

Teaching
This semester (Spring 2017) I am the course assistant for Math 23b: Intro to ProofsI am also a mentor for the Directed Reading Program supervising a project on Lie algebras.

In Summer 2016 I taught Math 10a: Single-Variable Calculus. Here are the course evaluations.



Contact: wongb AT brandeis DOT edu | 781-736-3086 | Goldsmith 118b