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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

In Fall 2017, I will start as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Boston College.


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



Current teaching:

At University of Chicago:

Past teaching:

At University of Chicago:
At Cornell University:
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


Recent and Upcoming Conferences, Seminars & Workshops:

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

Conference Organization:

Other, Academic

Dynamics Seminar :

I co-organize 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?"

Some things I like:

Aditya Khanna
These guys
The ceramics studio at Hyde Park Art Center
Sea Education Association
Hyde Park Cats


My late mentor, Bill Thurston