# Alexander J. Sutherland

Ross Assistant Professor in Mathematics

The Ohio State University

Recent News & Events

*In June 2022, I defended my Ph.D at UC Irvine. I have since started as a Ross Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University.*

**June 2022:**I presented a poster at Combinatorial, Computational, and Applied Algebraic Geometry at the University of Washington**May 2022:**I gave the talk*Solving Polynomials, Resolvent Degree, and Geometry*in the UC Santa Cruz Algebra & Number Theory Seminar**April 2022:**I attended the Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium - Spring 2022 at Colorado State University**April 2022:**I virtually presented a poster at the 2022 Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference**February 2022:**I gave the talk*Solving Polynomials, Resolvent Degree, and Geometry*in the Ohio State Algebraic Geometry Seminar

## Contact Information

sutherland.159 [at] osu [dot] edu

Mathematics Tower 600

231 W. 18th Ave

Department of Mathematics

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH 43210

## Quick Facts

I use methods from algebraic geometry to answer questions about resolvent degree.

My postdoc advisor (Ohio State) is Angélica Cueto.

My Ph.D advisor (UC Irvine) was Jesse Wolfson.

At UC Irvine, I have been named a

*Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellow*(2021-2022), an*ARCS Foundation Scholar*(2019-2021), a*Pedagogical Fellow*(2019), and a*Science in Action Fellow*(2018-2020).At Oberlin College, I was a

*John Frederick Oberlin Scholar*(2012-2016), an*Elbridge P. Vance Scholar of Mathematics*(2015-2016), and received the*Edward T. Wong Memorial Prize in Mathematics*(2016).

For more details, please see my CV (available here).

This is an image from Steve Trettel's video on the braid monodromy of complex polynomials (available here). For more, please see his website: http://www.stevejtrettel.site/index.html

New to Resolvent Degree? Check out

www.resolventdegree.com | Mathematicians Resurrect Hilbert's 13th Problem in Quanta magazine | My talk *What is... resolvent degree?*

To the left is a recording of my talk *What is... resolvent degree?* , which was given in a virtual seminar based on the "What is...?" column in the AMS notices.

To the right, you can find a copy of the corresponding slides.

Federico Ardila's Axioms for Mathematics

I fully support Federico Ardila's axioms for mathematics:

Mathematical potential is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

Every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.