**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 J-holomorphic curves), with a related interest in gauge theory.

My adviser is Michael Hutchings.

- Essential Cohomology of the p-Groups with a Cyclic Subgroup of Index p. A paper I wrote as an undergraduate after learning Group Cohomology under my math mentor Ken Brown. It is available on the arXiv.
- Solutions to "Cohomology of Groups". As an undergraduate I wrote a solutions manual
to 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.