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Qiaochu Yuan

Office: 828 Evans Hall
Office Hours (Fall 2014): by appointment
Email: qchu[at]math[dot]berkeley[dot]edu

I am a third-year graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. (Note that there is another graduate student of the same name here.) My advisor is David Nadler. I'm interested in the interplay between homotopy theory, quantum field theory, and higher category theory.


Classes, Seminars, and Conferences

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Fall 2014: Summer 2014: Spring 2014: Fall 2013: Spring 2013: Fall 2012:


Spring 2014: Math 1B Calculus (Reshetikhin). Course website, section website (last updated 4/23/14)

Fall 2013: Math 1A Calculus (Steel). Course website, section website (last updated 12/10/13)


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On December 6th, 2013, I passed my qualifying exam. Here is my syllabus and transcript.

In the summer of 2013 I was an instructor at the Summer Program for Applied Rationality and Cognition.

In the summer of 2012 I was a counselor at the Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS), where I had previously been a student in the summer of 2006.

I graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.Sc. in Mathematics) in February 2012. From September 2010 to April 2011 I also studied abroad at the University of Cambridge (Part II of the Mathematical Tripos) through the Cambridge-MIT Exchange.