I'm an Assistant Professor in Mathematics at the University of Virginia.

My research is on connections between representation theory, geometry and topology, including knot homology, the geometry of symplectic singularities, and categorification. My research is supported by the NSF under a CAREER award, and by a Sloan Research Fellowship.

I came to UVA in 2013. In the past, I've been an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University and the University of Oregon, a C.L.E. Moore Instructor at MIT, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study.

I received my Ph.D. in 2007 from UC Berkeley, under the supervision of Nicolai Reshetikhin, and spent the fall of 2006 at the Center for the Topology and Quantization of Moduli Spaces in Aarhus, Denmark. In Spring 2014, I was a Junior Chair at Université Denis-Diderot (Paris 7) with support from Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris. Before that, I studied at Simon's Rock College and the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Program.

Email address:

324 Kerchoff Hall

Postal Address:
Ben Webster
Department of Mathematics
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

My wife, Jolanta Komornicka, is an instructor in medieval history at UVA.