Jennifer Schultens

Regular Faculty
Topology, Knot Theory
Ph.D., 1993, University of California, Santa Barbara
Refereed publications: Via Math Reviews

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Office: MSB 2103
Current Courses: MAT 21A, MAT 147
Office Hours: by appointment
Phone: 554-1381


Jennifer Schultens works in 3-dimensional manifolds. Her interests include Heegaard splittings, complexes that encode information pertaining to topological structures on 3-manifolds, normal surface theory, knot theory and hyperbolic geometry.

Selected Publications

    [1] J. Schultens. "Heegaard splittings of graph manifolds," Geometry and Topology, 8: 831-876, 2004, arXiv:math.GT/0406197.

    [2] J. Schultens, R. Weidmann. "Destabilizing amalgamated Heegaard splittings," Geometry and Topology Monographs, 12: 319-334, 2007, arXiv:math/0510386.

    [3] J. Schultens, R. Weidmann. "On the geometric and the algebraic rank of graph manifolds," Pacific J. Math., 231(2): 481-510, 2007, article link.

    [4] J. Schultens. "Width complexes of knots and 3-manifolds," Pac. J. Math., 239(1): 135-156, 2009, article link.

    [5] P. Przytycki, J. Schultens. "Contractibility of the Kakimizu complex and symmetric Seifert surfaces," to appear in TAMS.

Honors and Awards

  • NSF Postdoctoral position 1995-1997

  • NSF Grants 1998-2001, 2002-2005, 2006-2009, 2009-2012

Last updated: 2011-08-17