Sebastian Hurtado

Department of Mathematics
Yale University

Email: sebastian.hurtado-salazar at yale dot edu

Office: LOM 216

Education + CV

I am from Colombia. I obtained my Bachelor's degree at Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2009 in Bogota. I finished my Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in 2014 under the supervision of Ian Agol. I was a postdoc at Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu and a Dickson Instructor (a.k.a. postdoc) at the University of Chicago.

You can find a (probably old) copy of my CV here.

Research Interests

I am interested in Geometry and Dynamics. More specifically, Lie groups and its discrete subgroups, the geometry and topology of locally symmetric spaces, rigidity theory, group actions on manifolds and the Zimmer program.

Preprints and publications

Honors and Awards


I believe in Federico Ardila's axioms:

  • Axiom 1. Mathematical potential is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

  • Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

  • Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

  • Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.