# Eric G. Samperton

## Contact Information

E-mail: e g s a m p @ either math.ucdavis.edu or just ucdavis.edu. Make sure to remove all the blank spaces.

Office: 2137 Mathematical Sciences Building.

Snail Mail:

Mathematics Department

1 Shields Avenue

University of California

Davis, CA 95616

## About (the mathematical) me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Math Department at UC Davis. My advisor is Greg Kuperberg.
My thesis work lies at the intersection of computational complexity and 3-manifold topology. I am also collaborating with Harry Baik on a geometric group theory project. I am broadly interested in geometric topology and group
theory, quantum algebra, and computational complexity and quantum computing.

Here's my CV. And here's a very full, loose lamination with \(\mathbb{Z}/4 * \mathbb{Z}/3\) symmetry:

## Writing

##### Preprints

Harry Baik and Eric Samperton. "Spaces of invariant circular orders of groups." Accepted for publication in *Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics*. arXiv Front

Juan Alonso, Harry Baik and Eric Samperton. "On laminar groups, Tits alternatives, and convergence group actions on \(S^2\)." Submitted to *Bull. LMS*. arXiv Front

Greg Kuperberg and Eric Samperton. "Computational complexity and 3-manifolds and zombies." In preparation. Manuscript available upon request.

Eric Samperton. "Computational complexity of enumerative link invariants." PhD thesis. In preparation.

##### Notes

"Tannaka reconstruction for finite groups." I went over this in discussion section for MATH
250B. PDF

## Teaching

I'm currently the TA for Dr. David Cherney's MATH 17B Section E02, which meets Thursday evenings 7:10-8:00 in Kerr 293. My office hour is Wednesday 2:00-3:00, and I staff the MATH 16 & 17 calculus room on Wednesday 3:00-4:00.

If you're interested, here's the webpage for the number theory class I taught a few summers ago: MATH 115A. Check out my CV if you want to see other classes I've taught.

## About (the personal) me

I'm from North Carolina. I'm actually an Army brat, but we never moved. I was an undergrad at Caltech, where I lived in Ricketts Hovse. In my free time I like to trail run, and cook and eat vegan food.

My brother Kyle is a grad student at Princeton, where he is involved in some very exciting work in geology and geochemistry.