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Adam S. Levine
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

My research is in low-dimensional topology, the study of the shapes of 3- and 4-dimensional spaces (manifolds) and of curves and surfaces contained therein. Classifying smooth 4-dimensional manifolds, in particular, has been a deep challenge for topologists for many decades; unlike in higher dimensions, there is not enough "wiggle room" to turn topological problems into purely algebraic ones. Many of my projects reveal new complications in the topology of 4-manifolds, particularly related to embedded surfaces. My main tools come from Heegaard Floer homology, a powerful package of invariants derived from symplectic geometry. I am also interested in the interrelations between different invariants of knots in 3-space, particularly the connections between knot invariants arising from gauge theory and symplectic geometry and those coming from representation theory.

### Current Research Interests

### Current Appointments & Affiliations

- Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2017

### Contact Information

- 120 Science Drive, 211 Physics Building, Durham, NC 27708
- alevine@math.duke.edu (919) 660-2802
- www.math.duke.edu/~alevine

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