Son Lam Ho
Office:
MATH 4311
Email:
sonlam shift2 math umd edu
Research interests:
Geometric topology, deformation of geometric structures, hyperbolic geometry. My advisor is professor Bill Goldman. I am currently studying flat conformal (S^3,SO(4,1)) structures on circle bundles over compact surfaces.
In their 1988 paper, Gromov Lawson and Thurston constructed flat conformal structures on nontrivial circle bundles over closed surfaces. In all these examples, the (nonzero) Euler numbers of the bundles are bounded by the Euler characteristic of their underlying surfaces in terms of absolute value. An interesting question would be: does there exist a flat conformal structure on a very twisted circle bundle (i.e. with large Euler number) over a given surface?
These bundles are all Seifert fibered spaces, and the conformal S^3 is to be the boundary at infinity for the hyperbolic 4space.
Currently teaching:
STAT 100, sections 0106 and 0206. Syllabus
Past teaching:
Lecturer: Math 461 Linear Algebra(Summer 2011),
Stat 100 Intro. to Stats(Fall 2009)
Math 221 Calculus 2 (Summer 2013)
TA: Math 220 Elem Calc I (Spring 2010), Math 140 Calculus I (Fall 2010).

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