Jackson Van Dyke Picture of me

Office: PMA 11.156 (2515 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712)

Email: vandyke (at) math (dot) utexas (dot) edu

I am David Ben-Zvi's Ph.D. student in the math department at UT Austin.

Starting this summer (2024) I will be a postdoc with Claudia Scheimbauer at the Technical University of Munich.

My research focuses on certain three and four-dimensional topological field theories (TFTs). One such theory, Rozansky-Witten theory, plays an important role in three-dimensional mirror symmetry and the geometric Langlands program. In practice I work with \(\mathbb{E}_2\)-categories (i.e. braided categories), (categorical) sheaf theory, and homotopy-theoretic obstructions to constructing TFTs from such data.

Please don't hesitate to email me at vandyke(at)math(dot)utexas(dot)edu with any corrections, comments, questions, etc.


New papers:

Projective symmetries of three-dimensional TQFTs (arXiv:2311.01637)

Symmetries of quantization of pi-finite groupoids (arXiv:2312.00117)

Slides: Projective (symmetries of) TQFTs, University of Hamburg and TU Munich, December 2023.

Publications (click to expand)
Talks and notes (click to expand)

Slides: The Drinfeld center and topological symmetries, Simons Collaboration on Global Categorical Symmetries, April 2023.

My talks

Lecture notes     Seminar notes

Seminars and misc. (click to expand)

Récoltes et Semailles

The Jr. Geometry Seminar

UT Math seminar calendar

Guide to getting started with LaTeX and Vim (pdf download)



Dancing pink topos