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Alex Rasmussen

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow
Building 380, 383-A
First Position After Graduating
Research Assistant Professor at University of Utah
Dissertation Title
Hyperbolic Actions: Curve Graphs, Big Mapping Class Groups, And Classification
Degrees / Education
PhD, Yale University

Alex Rasmussen joined our department this academic year (2023-24) as a NSF Postdoc Transfer. He is currently teaching Math 51 this winter 2024 quarter.

Alex completed his PhD at Yale in 2020 and went on to be a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Utah until 2022 before he became a NSF Postdoc at the university from 2022-23. He is interested in Gromov hyperbolic metric spaces and mapping class groups with a particular interest in using hyperbolic graphs such as the curve graph to study mapping class groups and related groups.