Chris Fraser

School of Mathematics

206 Church St SE,

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Email: cfraser at umn dot edu

Office: 204 Vincent

About me:

I am an RTG Postdoc at the University of Minnesota. Before coming to UMN, I was a postdoc at Indiana University- Purdue University, Indianapolis. I got my Ph.D from the University of Michigan in 2016, where my advisor was Sergey Fomin.

I am organizing the UMN Combinatorics Seminar this year with Vic Reiner; contact us if you would like to give a talk.

UMN will host an "Open Problems in Algebraic Combinatorics" conference in May 2020.

Research interests:

Algebraic combinatorics and representation theory, especially cluster algebras and total positivity.

My CV is available here.

Papers and preprints:

1. Quantum affine algebras and Grassmannians (with Wen Chang, Bing Duan, Jianrong Li) , arXiv preprint (2019) .

2. Tropicalization of positive Grassmannians (with Ian Le), arXiv preprint (2017), submitted.

3. From dimers to webs (with Thomas Lam and Ian Le). Transactions of the American Mathematical Society (2019).

4. Braid group symmetries of Grassmannian cluster algebras. arXiv prepint (2018), submitted. Accompanied by SAGE code.

5. Quasi-homomorphisms of cluster algebras. Advances in Applied Math no. 81, 2016.

Slides From Talks:

Fominfest Talk (Braiding in Grassmannian cluster algebras)

Conference proceedings:

(FPSAC 2017): From dimers to tensor invariants (with Thomas lam and Ian Le). Available here.

(FPSAC 2016): Quasi-isomorphisms of cluster algebras and the combinatorics of webs . Available here.


Current teaching, Fall '19: Math 5705, Enumerative Combinatorics (U of MN)

Spring '19: Math 5707, Graph Theory and Nonenumerative Combinatorics (U of MN)

Fall '18: UMTYMP Advanced Topics (Combinatorics), (U of MN)

Spring '18: Math 351 (Elementary Linear Algebra), IUPUI

Fall '17: Math 261 (Multivariate Calculus) & Math 351, IUPUI

Spring '17: Math 351, IUPUI

Fall '16: Math 261 & Math 171 (Multidimensional Mathematics), IUPUI

Fall '14: Math 116 (Calculus II), University of Michigan

Winter '13: Math 115 (Calculus I), University of Michigan