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Kathryn Lindsey 

Email: klindsey [at] math [dot] uchicago [dot] edu
Office: 416 Eckhart Hall, University of Chicago 

Postdoc advisor: Amie Wilkinson


I am an L. E. Dickson Instructor and N.S.F. MSPRF postdoc in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Chicago.   You can find out about my research, teaching, and other mathematical activities below.  


Primary research interests:  Dynamical systems and low-dimensional geometry.  I'm particularly interested in translation surfaces and complex dynamics. 


Projects/papers currently in progress:


Current and upcoming teaching:

At University of Chicago:

Past teaching:

At University of Chicago:
At Cornell University:
At Williams College:
At Sea Education Association:
         Video clip - teaching my "watch" how to launch a life raft in an abandon ship scenario: click here    
         Video clip
- "calling" the striking and furling of the mains'l: click here


Conferences, Seminars & Workshops:

(*) denotes invited talk, (~) denote contributed talk

Conference Organization:

Other, Academic

Dynamics Seminar :

I'm a co-organizer of U. Chicago's Dynamics Seminar.  The seminar is Mondays at 3 p.m. in Eckhart 206. Email me if you would like to be added to the seminar email list, or if you or your guest would be interested in speaking in the seminar.  


I am a co-founder and former president of the Cornell Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics.  The Cornell Chronicle made this video of our 2012 Pi Day pie-eating contest.  

Math Explorers Club:

The Math Explorers Club is a collection of materials designed to give middle school and high school students an introduction to interesting and advanced topics in mathematics.  I wrote the module An Introduction to Tilings.

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician? 

I made a cameo appearance in the 2015 AMS production of "Who Wants to Be a Mathematician?"


My husband, Aditya Khanna, tells me I need to write more in this section.  I'll do that someday soon. :-)  


My late mentor, Bill Thurston