**e-mail:** cgerig (at) berkeley (dot)
edu

**Office:** some random cafĂ©

how to sing than teach ten thousand

stars how not to dance."

- e.e. cummings

I am thinking about cobordism maps in Embedded Contact Homology by counting (possibly multiply-covered) pseudoholomorphic curves, with a related interest in gauge theory.

My adviser is Michael Hutchings.

- Super-rigidity for closed pseudoholomorphic curves. 2014. (with Chris Wendl)
- Essential cohomology of the p-groups with a cyclic Subgroup of index p. 2010. (unpublished)
- Solutions to "Cohomology of Groups". As an undergraduate I wrote a solutions manual
to my math mentor Ken Brown's textbook.
*It also contains errata to his book*.

Then I entered the PhD Physics program at UC Berkeley for one year, before quitting to join their math department. I worked under Dan Stamper-Kurn for a few months as a graduate student, with the intent of using cold atoms to study cQED (cavity quantum electrodynamics). I began by designing/building a laser to use in the lab and writing a documentation, Grating-Stabilized 1064nm Diode Laser, so that future students can easily build more.