# Chris Eppolito's Homepage

Hi, I'm Chris Eppolito, a mathematician. I got my Ph.D. in mathematics at SUNY Binghamton, where I specialized in matroids and related structures (their friends). I'm currently working at The University of the South as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

The image at the top is from a hike that took me by the edge of the Cumberland Plateau (imagine taking a selfie in 2023). The picture doesn't capture the real beauty of the scene—unfortunately, my camera didn't do well with the far away objects, even in the images I took of just the valley…

## Welcome!

You've found my personal homepage… Welcome! Please feel free to stay awhile, click around, and have a look at my research interests and teaching. If you have any questions or comments, please email me at eppolito[dot]math[at]gmail[dot]com.

I'm always looking to improve the design of these pages. Please let me know if you have an idea that would make this space better :)

## Research

I am interested in combinatorics, algebra, geometry, and topology. My true passion lies in the connections between these areas and various flavours of matroid theory. Lately I've been thinking about hyperplane arrangements and graphs with group-labelled edges (aka gain graphs).

For a more detailed summary of my research interests, see my research statement or my research page.

## Teaching

This semester (spring 2024) I am teaching two sections of Calculus I and a section of Abstract Algebra II.

For a summary of my teaching experience, see my teaching page. For a short summary of my teaching philosophy, see my teaching statement.

## Organization

### AMS Sectional Special Session

I helped to organize a special session on \( \mathbb{F}_1 \) geometry and combinatorics for the AMS sectional meeting held at the University of Buffalo in September 2023. I've made a dedicated page for this event where you can check out a more detailed description and access slides from the talks at that meeting.

### Mathematics Club at The University of the South

I organize a mathematics club at The University of the South.
This semester (fall 2023) we meet on Mondays at 4:30 in Woods Lab 123 (it's the room that counts).
Check out the linked page to find out what the *Fundamental Theorem of Math Club* is, and to get titles and abstracts for the talks.

## Disorganized Stuff

My good friend brought a recent video by Arnold Schwarzenegger to my attention (content warning: the subject matter is heavy). I think it makes an important point about how we choose to interact with and treat one another. It is roughly 12 minutes long, but well worth the time in my opinion.

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