Lei Chen

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics at University of Maryland, College Park

on leave at ICERM 2022 Spring

Office: 4414 Kirwan Hall, College Park, MD, 20742

E-mail: chenlei@umd.edu

My research interest is to understand and classify symmetries of manifolds, mostly surfaces and the circle, sometimes higher dimensional manifolds.

More specifically, I work on (one page research description)

  1. Homomorphisms between mapping class groups and braid groups

  2. Virtual property of Mapping Class groups

  3. Homomorphism between transformation groups such as Homeo(M)

  4. Topological dynamics: group action on manifolds

Advisor/Mentor Benson Farb (Chicago), Vlad Markovic (Oxford)

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