I am an NSF Mathematical Science Research Postdoc and Instructor at MIT where my mentor is Pavel Etingof. I completed my PhD in August 2021 at Louisiana State University. My primary advisor was Milen T. Yakimov, and my secondary advisor was Daniel K. Nakano.
My research interests broadly are at the intersection of homological algebra, noncommutative algebra, and representation theory. One of the primary focuses of my work has been studying monoidal triangulated categories (specifically those arising from the representation theory of finite-dimensional Hopf algebras) via tensor triangular geometry and cohomological support varieties. I am also interested in universal quantum groups (in the sense of Manin), Artin-Schelter regular algebras, and semisimplifications of tensor categories of finite group schemes.
CV
(last updated September 2023).
Publications and preprints:
- (Joint with George Cao) On the decomposition of tensor products of monomial modules for finite 2-groups.
- (Joint with Hongdi Huang, Van C. Nguyen, Charlotte Ure, Padmini Veerapen, and Xingting Wang) Twisting Manin's universal quantum groups and comodule algebras.
- (Joint with Daniel K. Nakano and Milen Yakimov) On the spectrum and support theory of a finite tensor category.
- (Joint with Hongdi Huang, Van C. Nguyen, Charlotte Ure, Padmini Veerapen, and Xingting Wang) A cogroupoid associated to preregular forms.
- Accepted for publication in J. Noncommut. Geom.
- arXiv.
- (Joint with Hongdi Huang, Van C. Nguyen, Charlotte Ure, Padmini Veerapen, and Xingting Wang) Twisting of graded quantum groups and solutions to the quantum Yang-Baxter equation.
- Accepted for publication in Transform. Groups.
- arXiv.
- Balmer spectra and Drinfeld centers.
- Accepted for publication in Algebra Number Theory.
- arXiv.
- (Joint with Daniel K. Nakano and Milen Yakimov) Noncommutative tensor triangular geometry and the tensor product property for support maps.
- Int. Math. Res. Not. IMRN (2022), no. 22, 17766–17796.
- arXiv.
- (Joint with Daniel K. Nakano and Milen Yakimov) Noncommutative tensor triangular geometry.
- Amer. J. Math. 144 (2022), no. 6, 1681-1724.
- arXiv.
- (Joint with Milen Yakimov) Prime spectra of abelian 2-categories and categorifications of Richardson varieties.
- Representations and nilpotent orbits of Lie algebraic systems, 501–553, Progr. Math., 330, Birkhäuser/Springer, Cham, 2019.
- arXiv.
I did my Master's degree at Wake Forest University under the supervision of Ellen Kirkman, and my
Master's thesis was in the area of noncommutative invariant theory. In particular, it studied dual reflection groups, which arise in the search for a noncommutative analogue of the classical Shephard-Todd-Chevalley Theorem.
mail: kentv@mit.edu