Bennet Goeckner

University of Washington

Office: Padelford C-444

Office Hours: W 9:30 - 10:30 and by appointment

E-mail: lastname [at] uw [dot] edu

I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington. During the 2021–2022 academic year I will be an MSRI/Simons Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington.

My research interests lie primarily in algebraic and topological combinatorics. I am particularly interested in studying the interplay of various algebraic, topological, and combinatorial properties of simplicial complexes. I received my PhD in 2018 under the supervision of Jeremy Martin at the University of Kansas, and my research mentor at UW is Isabella Novik. My CV can be found here.

I enjoy teaching all levels and areas of mathematics and advising student research. This spring, I am teaching Math 409: Discrete Optimization. This course focus on applications of linear algebra, combinatorics, and graph theory. I am currently supervising an ongoing WXML undergraduate research project on graph matchings. If you're an undergraduate who's interested in working on research with me, please feel free to email me to discuss possible projects.

I am a science mentor for Frontiers for Young Minds, a math journal with articles written by mathematicians and refereed by students in elementary, middle, and high school. While a graduate student at Kansas, I was the organizer of our Math Awareness Month outreach activities for two years, and I was an organizer for the Graduate Student Combinatorics Conference 2017.

Outside of math, I enjoy board games, playing the piano, and traveling with my wife and our cat, Napoleon. In April 2020, we got a new TA, Charlie.