John Lentfer
Department of Mathematics | UC Berkeley
About me

I am a second year PhD student in the math department at UC Berkeley. My advisor is Mark Haiman. My primary research interests are in algebraic and enumerative combinatorics. I completed my BS in mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in 2021.

Office: 1064 Evans Hall
Office Hours: None (Spring 2023)
Pronouns: he/him/his


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  • Generalized parking function polytopes, with Mitsuki Hanada and Andrés R. Vindas Meléndez. arXiv:2212.06885 [math.CO] (2022).
Undergraduate Research

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  • A tiling interpretation of a generalized Zeckendorf's theorem, with Arthur T. Benjamin. Integers 22, Paper A104, 35 p. (2022).
  • An introduction to completeness of positive linear recurrence sequences, with Elżbieta Bołdyriew, John Haviland, Phúc Lâm, Steven J. Miller, and Fernando Trejos Suárez. Fibonacci Q. 58, No. 5, 77-90 (2020).
  • Counting on Euler and Bernoulli number identities, with Arthur T. Benjamin and Thomas C. Martinez. Fibonacci Q. 58, No. 5, 30-33 (2020).

AIM Workshop - Gems of Combinatorics; Participant; March 27-31, 2023; San José, CA

Graduate Student Combinatorics Conference at WUSTL; Speaker; March 17-19, 2023; St. Louis, MO

Latinxs in the Mathematical Sciences at IPAM/UCLA; Math Circle co-lead; July 7-9, 2022; Los Angeles, CA

  • Summer 2022: Instructor for Math N55: Discrete Mathematics (Section 003).
  • Spring 2022: GSI for Math 1B: Calculus (Sections 203 & 207) with Sung-Jin Oh.