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.

Starting Fall 2017, I will be a postdoc at CIRGET in Montréal, working with Liam Watson and Steve Boyer. My new website can be found here.

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