Celebratio Mathematica

Joan S. Birman

Students

Richard Fein Stevens Institute of Technology, Ph.D. 1974
Marcello Kupferwasser :On incompressible surfaces embedded in handlebodies Columbia University, Ph.D. 1976
Jerome E. Powell :Homeomorphisms of \(\mathbb{S}^3\) leaving a Heegaard surface invariant Columbia University, Ph.D. 1977
Jozef Henryk Przytycki :Incompressible surfaces in 3-manifolds Columbia University, Ph.D. 1981
John David McCarthy :Subgroups of surface mapping class groups Columbia University, Ph.D. 1983
Rolland John Trapp :Applications of crossed-homomorphisms of the mapping class group \(M\) Columbia University, Ph.D. 1990
Peijun Xu :Applications of cyclic presentation of braid groups and the growth of positive braid semigroups Columbia University, Ph.D. 1990
Elizabeth Finkelstein :Incompressible surfaces in closed braid complements Columbia University, Ph.D. 1993
Theodore B. Stanford :Finite-type invariants of knots, links and graphs Columbia University, Ph.D. 1993
Zhonghe Chen :1-Train tracks, algebraic linearity theorems and classifications of surface diffeomorphisms Columbia University, Ph.D. 1994
Efstratia Kalfagianni :Finite-type invariants for knots in 3-manifolds Columbia University, Ph.D. 1995
Tat Sang Fung :Immersions in knot theory Columbia University, Ph.D. 1996
Matthew Greenwood :Finite-type invariants of knots and 3-manifolds Columbia University, Ph.D. 1996
Ka-Yi Ng :Groups of ribbon knots Columbia University, Ph.D. 1996
Hessam Hamidi-Tehrani :Algorithms in the mapping class groups Columbia University, Ph.D. 1997
Clement Radu Popescu :Topics in low-dimensional topology Columbia University, Ph.D. 2001
Matthew Gerald Zinno :Braid group algebras and representations Columbia University, Ph.D. 2001
Tara Elise Brendle :The Torelli group and representations of mapping class groups Columbia University, Ph.D. 2002
Nancy Court Wrinkle :The Markov theorem for transverse knots Columbia University, Ph.D. 2002
Nathan Darrell Broaddus :Noncyclic covers of knot complements Columbia University, Ph.D. 2003
Keiko Kawamuro :The algebraic crossing number and the braid index of knots and links Columbia University, Ph.D. 2006