I am a fifthyear graduate student in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Chicago, advised by Benson Farb. Most recently, I've been thinking about the mapping class groups of certain 4manifolds. Previously, I was an undergraduate at Cornell University.
Here is my CV.
Here is my CV.
Contact:
Email: seraphinalee at uchicago dot edu
Office: Eckhart 127
Office: Eckhart 127
Publications and preprints:

Mapping classes fixing an isotropic homology class of minimal genus 0 in rational 4manifolds, [arXiv] [pdf]
preprint, 2023. 
Isotopy classes of involutions of del Pezzo surfaces, [arXiv] [pdf]
Adv. Math., 426 (00018708) (2023): 109086. 
The Nielsen realization problem for high degree del Pezzo surfaces, [arXiv] [pdf]
Geom. Dedicata, to appear. 
Cohomology of the Universal Abelian Surface with Applications to Arithmetic Statistics, [arXiv] [pdf]
Q. J. Math., 73 (4) (2022): 1227–1278. 
Spectral Decimation for Families of SelfSimilar Symmetric Laplacians on the Sierpinski Gasket, [arXiv] [pdf] [code] [data]
with Sizhen Fang, Dylan A. King, and Robert S. Strichartz. J. Fractal Geom., 7 (1) (2020): 162.
Teaching:
 Winter and Spring 2023: None.
 Past teaching
Upcoming and selected past talks:
 Brown University Geometry/Topology Seminar, April 24, 2024.
 Nielsen realization problem for del Pezzo surfaces, Gauge Theory Virtual, March 6, 2024.
 Mapping class groups of rational 4manifolds and isotropic homology classes, JMM 2024, January 35, 2024.
 Nielsen realization problem for del Pezzo surfaces, Princeton Topology Seminar, November 30, 2023.
 Isotopy classes of involutions of del Pezzo surfaces, Seminario de topología algebraica y geométrica (SeTAGe), March 29, 2023.
 Mapping class groups of rational 4manifolds and isotropic homology classes, 2023 AMS Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting, March 1819, 2023.
 Mapping class groups of del Pezzo surfaces, I and II, Taubes' Secret Seminar, October 26 and November 2, 2022
 Isotopy classes of involutions del Pezzo surfaces, UMass Amherst Geometry and Topology Seminar, October 18, 2022.
 Mapping class groups of del Pezzo surfaces, LowDimensional Topology and Homeomorphism Groups Workshop, September 610, 2022. [slides]
 Mapping class groups of del Pezzo manifolds, Mod(M^4) minicourse, August 6, 2022. [notes]
 Finiteorder mapping classes of del Pezzo surfaces, 55th Spring Topology and Dynamical Systems Conference, March 912, 2022. [slides]
 Finiteorder mapping classes of del Pezzo surfaces, Georgia Tech Geometry Topology Seminar, February 28, 2022. [slides]
Other links
(last updated Mar 8, 2024.)