Robert John Quarles

Department of Mathematics | Berry College


Greetings! I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Berry College who is interested primarily in low dimensional topology, specifically knot theory. 

Current Projects

My current research deals mainly with a polynomial time knot polynomial, defined by Dror Bar-Natan and Roland van der Veen, which is a simple, strong knot invariant that is closely related to the Alexander polynomial.  In my work I prove how the invariant acts under the connected sum  operation,  give  a state  sum  formulation  for  the  invariant,  and explore  how  to  build the invariant from a set of smaller pieces (giving the explicit construction for the family of T(2,2n+1) torus knots).

Contact Information:

email: rjquarles (at) gmail

office: McAllister 335A 

Department of Mathematics

Berry College

Mt Berry, GA 30149