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

**Office:** some random cafĂ©

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

My adviser is Michael Hutchings.

- Generic transversality for unbranched covers of 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 (unpublished)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.

I currently run the Graduate Social Club at UC Berkeley, a project under the graduate government, in which I host small and big social events for the campus-wide graduate community. This is not only to give us an outlet to relax from our studies, but to give us the opportunity to meet others outside of our own department!