Current Employment: I'm an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and Benjamin Peirce Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University, working with Melanie Matchett Wood.
I am currently co-organizing the Harvard Number Theory Seminar.
I am also serving on the Harvard Math Department Community Committee; for more information, feel free to email me or stop by my office (SC503), and check out our new website.Education: I received my AB in mathematics from Harvard College, where I did my senior thesis under the supervision of Joe Harris and Anand Patel. I did my PhD in mathematics at Princeton University under the supervision of Manjul Bhargava.
Research interests: number theory and algebraic geometry; more specifically, arithmetic statistics, invariant theory, the Cohen-Lenstra heuristics, rational points on varieties, Diophantine equations, and enumerative geometry.
Email: swaminathan@math.harvard.edu.
[Math 202] Linear algebra with applications, 2020. Rating: 4.0/5.0
[Math 137] Introduction to algebraic geometry (Peter Kronheimer), 2017. Q-score: 5.0/5.0
[Math 131] Topology I: Topological spaces & the fundamental group (Joe Harris), 2016. Q-score: 4.5/5.0
[Math 123] Algebra II: Theory of rings & fields (Arul Shankar), 2016. Q-score: 4.9/5.0
[Math 114] Analysis II: Measure, integration, & Banach spaces (Daniel Cristofaro-Gardiner), 2015. Q-score: 4.9/5.0
[Math 55b] Honors real & complex analysis (Dennis Gaitsgory), 2015. Q-score: 4.3/5.0
[Math 55a] Honors abstract algebra (Dennis Gaitsgory), 2014. Q-score: 4.6/5.0
Princeton Engineering Council Teaching Award (Math 202), 2021
Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize, 2017
David B. Mumford Prize, 2017
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, 2017-2019
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2017-2022
Hertz Fellowship -- Finalist, 2017
Centennial Fellowship, Princeton University, 2017-2021
Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (Math 114, 123, 131)
John Harvard Scholar for Academic Achievement (2016, 2015, 2014)
Robert Fletcher Rogers Prize, 2016
Phi Beta Kappa -- Junior 24, 2016
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (Fellow -- 2016, Honorable Mention -- 2015)
Detur Book Prize for Academic Excellence, 2014
Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology -- Regional Finalist, 2013
Siemens AP Science Award -- National Winner, 2013
International Mathematics Research Notices
Research in Number Theory
Research in the Mathematical Sciences
Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
Involve, a Journal of Mathematics
Music Review of Matthew Aucoin's "Its Own Accord," 2016 [pdf]
Letter from Susanna: Handel's Messiah as a universal vehicle of deliverance, 2016 [pdf]
Violinist, Harvard–Radcliffe Orchestra (Conductor: Federico Cortese), 2013-2014
Program Annotator for Dvorak's Violin Concerto, Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), and Verdi's Requiem [pdf]
John Near Grant Recipient, The Harker School, 2013
Authored research paper on Copland's El Salon Mexico & Bernstein's West Side Story [pdf]
Violinist, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (Conductor: Donato Cabrera), 2010-2013
Violinist, Music@Menlo Summer Chamber Music Festival and Institute (Directors: Wu Han & David Finckel), 2006, 2008, 2009
Last updated: 1 September 2022