Welcome! This is the academic webpage for Dan Cristofaro-Gardiner. I am an associate professor in the mathematics department at the University of Maryland, College Park. Go terps! I am also an editor of the Journal of Modern Dynamics. At Maryland, I co-organize the Informal Geometric Analysis seminar.
I study contact and symplectic geometry, and their relationships with low-dimensional topology and dynamics. Please have a look at the research and teaching sections of this webpage if you would like to learn more about my work. I also have some videos and slides available from talks that I’ve given. Our work on the Simplicity Conjecture was also featured in this very nice article written for the general public. Here (last updated some time ago; for more up to date information, explore this webpage) is a copy of my CV.
Before coming to UMD, I was an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before that, I was a Benjamin Peirce and National Science Foundation fellow at Harvard University. Before that, I was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study. I hold a PhD from UC Berkeley and a BA in Mathematics from Harvard.
My research is supported by the National Science Foundation, under agreement DMS-2227372. In the '19-'21 academic years, I was supported by a von Neumann fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study. I also thank the NSF for prior support under agreements DMS-1711976 and DMS-1402200.
I grew up in tiny Rhode Island, and love music.