General Profile


Eric Babson

Algebraic and topological combinatorics
Ph.D.,1993,Massachusetts Institute of Technology,Cambridge

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Office: MSB 2109
Current Courses: MAT 21C, MAT 127C, MAT 248B
Office Hours: MWF 17 via zoom
Phone: 530-754-0306



  • Algebraic and topological combinatorics
  • Moduli representations of path algebras
  • Random simplicial complexes
  • Presheaves on finite categories as a generalization of graphs



Selected Publications

  1. E. Babson, C. Hoffman, M. Kahle, "The fundamental group of random 2-complexes," preprint, 2008, arXiv0711.2704.pdf.


  2. E. Babson, B. Huisgen-Zimmermann, R. Thomas, "Moduli spaces of graded representations of finite dimensional algebras," Algebra and its applications, 7-27, "Contemp. Math. 419," Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2006. (Reviewer Jon Eivind Vatne). Math Sci Net abstract.


  3. E. Babson, P. Gunnells, R. Scott. "Geometry of the tetrahedron space," Adv. Math, 204(1): 176-203, 2006, arXiv0208119.


  4. E. Babson. "Reconstructing Metric Trees from Order Information on Triples is NP Complete," preprint, 2006, arXiv0603116.



Honors and Awards

  • Institute of Mittag-Leffler member, 2005
  • Institute for Advances Study member, 1997-1998
  • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute member, 1996-1997
  • N.S.F. Postdoctoral Fellow, 1994-1997
  • Institut Mittag-Leffler member, 1992
  • Sloan Graduate Fellow, 1991-1992
  • N.S.F. Graduate Fellow, 1988-1991


Last updated: 2023-12-04