Timothy Large is going to be a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematics at Columbia University, mentored by Professor Mohammed Abouzaid. He will receive his Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Professor Paul Seidel in June 2021; prior to that, he undertook undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge, where he was named “Senior Wrangler” in 2015.
Large’s work combines ideas from homotopy theory and Floer homology to study problems in symplectic geometry and low-dimensional topology. While at MIT, he developed a new model for equivariant Floer homology with applications to double coverings of 3-manifolds and constructed a symplectic manifold with trivial traditional Floer homology but interesting Floer-theoretic K-theory. As a researcher at Columbia, his work will focus on using the lens of Floer K-theory and similar such theories to investigate examples of mirror symmetry.