Maggie Miller



Maggie Miller

(she/her)


About me

I am an assistant professor in the mathematics department at the University of Texas at Austin. I'm also a Clay Research Fellow.

I am interested in geometric topology in dimensions 3–5, especially questions about knotted surfaces in 4-manifolds.

In my free time, I collect Rubik's Cubes and enjoy other puzzles like crosswords and acrostics.

Check out this Quanta article about a paper I co-authored in May 2022.


Contact info

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Things I co-organize

What's your trick? A non-traditional conference in low-dimensional topology at BIRS, a week-long workshop on clever ideas in topology in August 2024

(and some past links)

Geometric Topology Grad and Postdoc Seminar (GT GAPS), a weekly Zoom seminar. This is now organized by Clair Dai, Vivian He, and Aru Mukherjea.

Here's the website for "Topology in Dimension 4.5," a conference I co-organized at BIRS in November 2022. You can access the compiled problems and some of the speakers' lecture notes there.



Other things I'm participating in

AMS Fall Central Sectional Meeting at Creighton University, 7–8 October 2023

AMS Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting at the University of South Alabama, 13–15 October, 2023

K3: A new problem list in low-dimensional topology at AIM, 30 October–3 November 2023

Texas Geometry and Topology Conference at Rice University, 10–12 November 2023

Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco, 3–6 January 2024

2024 Geometry and Topology Workshop at UCLA, 4–6 January 2024.


I am in an AIM SQuaRE with Paolo Aceto, Nickolas Castro, JungHwan Park, and András Stipsicz. We will study Casson–Gordon homotopy 4-balls and related problems.



Some useful links

Behavior Academics Should Avoid Completely

CUPA-HR 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Spectra out and ally list