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I'm an Assistant Professor in Mathematics at the University of Virginia. I'm currently visiting Université Denis-Diderot (Paris 7) with support from Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris.

My research is on connections between representation theory, geometry and topology, including knot homology, the geometry of symplectic singularities, and categorification.

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. Before that, I studied at Simon's Rock College and the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Program.

Email address: bwebster@virginia.edu

Office:
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.