


Abhijit
Champanerkar Associate Professor Mathematics

Abhijit Champanerkar
Associate Professor Office
: Building 1S
Room 208 Phone
: 718.982.3613 Fax
: 718.982.3631 abhijit.champanerkar@csi.cuny.edu Visit my homepage
 Degrees : PhD, Columbia University MSc, Bombay University BSc, Bombay University
Biography / Academic Interests
: Dr Champanerkar earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2003. Before joining CSI he worked for one year at Barnard College, Columbia University as a postdoc and for four years at the University of South Alabama as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Champanerkar is a member of a Focused Research Group (FRG) that received an NSFFRG grant for collaborative research on topics in geometric topology. With this funding, Dr. Champanerkar has coorganized two major international conferences, with a special focus on the Volume Conjecture. Dr. Champanerkar is a coorganizer of the Geometry and Topology seminar at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Dr. Champanerkar's area of research is hyperbolic 3manifolds and knot theory. Thurston established the importance of hyperbolic geometry and geometric invariants in the study of 3manifolds and knot theory. He is interested in the deformations of hyperbolic structures on 3manifolds and interactions between hyperbolic geometry with number theory. Jones revolutionized knot theory by introducing the Jones polynomial in 1984 which led to families of diagrammatic invariants. His current research is motivated by the problem of relating geometric invariants like hyperbolic volume to diagrammatic invariants like the Jones polynomial. He is also interested in understanding knots from the point of view of graph theory.
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