Patrick Orson

About me

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston College.

After completing my BA in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, I took Part III. I then worked for a PhD as a student of Professor Andrew Ranicki at the University of Edinburgh, where I studied manifold classification, Surgery Theory, and high-dimensional knots.

Since my PhD, my focus has been on low-dimensional topology, with particular interest in knot theory, concordance, and the topology of 4-manifolds. From January 2015 I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Durham University. In November and December of 2016 I was a visitor at the HIM in Bonn as part of the Junior Hausdorff Trimester Program in Topology. For the first half of 2017 I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the CIRGET lab at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and was teaching at McGill University.


Department of Mathematics,Boston College,Chestnut Hill,MA 02467-3806, USA.