Jacob W. Erickson

CV available here, last updated September 10, 2022

I'm a graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, studying under Bill Goldman and Karin Melnick.

I'm interested in Lie groups, Cartan geometries, and locally homogeneous geometric structures.



Papers


"Parabolic Geometries for People that Like Pictures" (aka the Parabolic Geometries RIT)

This semester, I'm running an RIT on parabolic geometries, jointly supervised by Bill Goldman. The goal of the course is to thoroughly disprove the idea that Cartan geometries---parabolic geometries in particular---are unintuitive by actually explaining the geometric intuition behind Cartan geometries.

The lecture notes from the course are available below.