# Jennifer Schultens

Professor

Topology, Knot Theory

Ph.D., 1993, University of California, Santa BarbaraWeb Page: http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~jcs/

Email: jcs@math.ucdavis.edu

Office: MSB 3145

Current Courses: MAT 215B

Office Hours: by appointment

Phone: 530-754-0267

Publications:

Preferred listing: https://mathscinet.ams.org/mathscinet/search/publications.html?pg1=INDI&s1=338676Math arXiv

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### Research

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

- J. Schultens. "Heegaard splittings of graph manifolds,"
*Geometry and Topology*,**8**: 831-876, 2004, arXiv:math.GT/0406197. - J. Schultens, R. Weidmann. "Destabilizing amalgamated Heegaard splittings,"
*Geometry and Topology Monographs*,**12**: 319-334, 2007, arXiv:math/0510386. - J. Schultens, R. Weidmann. "On the geometric and the algebraic rank of graph manifolds,"
*Pacific J. Math.*,**231**(2): 481-510, 2007, article link. - J. Schultens. "Width complexes of knots and 3-manifolds,"
*Pac. J. Math.*,**239**(1): 135-156, 2009, article link. - P. Przytycki, J. Schultens. "Contractibility of the Kakimizu complex and symmetric Seifert surfaces," Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 364 (2012), no. 3, 1489–1508.
- J. Schultens. "Kakimizu complexes of Seifert fibered spaces. Algebr. Geom. Topol. 18 (2018), no. 5, 2897–2918.

### Honors and awards

- NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship 1995-1997
- NSF Grants 1998-2001, 2002-2005, 2006-2009, 2009-2012

*Last updated: 2019-09-13*