Chi-Kwong Fok (aka Alex Fok)
Lecturer in Mathematics                                                                                                                
Department of Mathematics
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142
New Zealand


I obtained my PhD at Cornell in 2014 under the supervision of Reyer Sjamaar. From 2014-2017 I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Center for Theoretical Sciences in Taiwan and my mentor was Nan-Kuo Ho. From August 2017 to March 2019 I was an ARC Research Associate working with Mathai Varghese at the Institute for Geometry and its Application, the University of Adelaide. Currently I am Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Auckland.

Research Statement 

Brief version. Detailed version available upon request.

In Fall 2013 I was an instructor for MATH 1120 Calculus II. In Spring 2016 I was an instructor for MATH 1020 Calculus II (微積分二). Letter of compliment on my teaching of this course (Chinese version) (English version).

For my past teaching experience, click here

Curriculum Vitae 



I am the author of this integer sequence.



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If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be William S. Massey's A Basic Course in Algebraic Topology.

I am intended to serve as a textbook for a course in algebraic topology at the beginning graduate level. The main topics covered are the classification of compact 2-manifolds, the fundamental group, covering spaces, singular homology theory, and singular cohomology theory. These topics are developed systematically, avoiding all unecessary definitions, terminology, and technical machinery. Wherever possible, the geometric motivation behind the various concepts is emphasized. 

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