Benjamin Webster


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007

Area(s) of Expertise

geometric representation theory, low-dimensional topology

Research Interests

Prof. Webster’s research is on connections between representation theory, geometry and topology, including knot homology, the geometry of symplectic singularities, and categorification.

In 2010-2011, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon. From 2008-2010, Prof. Webster was a C.L.E. Moore Instructor at MIT. In 2007-8, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study attending the Special Year on “New Connections of Representation Theory to Algebraic Geometry and Physics” supported by an NSF Fellowship.

Prof. Webster received my Ph.D. in 2007 from UC Berkeley, under the supervision of Nicolai Reshetikhin, and spent the fall of 2006 at the Center for the Topology and Quantization of Moduli Spaces in Aarhus, Denmark. Before that, he studied at Simon’s Rock College and the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Program.


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