Morgan Opie

E-mail   opie AT g DOT harvard DOT edu
Office   SC 505g

I am a graduate student in the Harvard Department of Mathematics, working with Mike Hopkins. My interests are in homotopy theory, category theory, and algebraic geometry.

I did my undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where I wrote an honors thesis in algebraic geometry with Jenia Tevelev. Before UMass, I was at Cape Cod Community College, where I was into physics and student journalism. After UMass, I did Part III at Cambridge.

I organize monthly women in math lunches at Harvard, which provide informal opportunities for women in the community to get to know each other. Please e-mail me if you would like to be added to our mailing list!

I am an organizer for the MIT Talbot Workshop, along with Calista Bernard, and Sean Poherence.

Research
  • Localization in Homotopy Type Theory, with J. Daniel Christensen, Egbert Rijke, and Luis Scoccola. Preprint.
  • Effective divisors on moduli spaces of rational curves with marked points. Michigan Math. J. 65 (2016), no. 2, 251--285. My undergrad thesis; I also created a related database of spherical hypertree divisors generated using Macaulay2.

  • Teaching
  • In summer 2018 I am teaching a tutorial on Category Theory.
  • In spring 2018 I taught Math 21b (Linear Algebra and Differential Equations) at Harvard.

  • Notes and expositions

    Conferences etc
  • May 16-20, 2018: Chromatic Homotopy Theory: Journey to the Frontier (participant).
  • May 27-June 2, 2018: Talbot 2018: Model-independent theory of $\infty$-categories (organizer).
  • January 2018: Joint Mathematics Meetings, special session on Homotopy Type Theory (invited participant).
  • November 2017: Women in Topology workshop, Berkeley, CA (participant).
  • Summer 2017: Mathematical Research Community (MRC) in Homotopy Type Theory. Snowbird, Utah (invited participant).
  • Spring 2016: Algebraic Geometry New England Series (AGNES), Brown RI (participant).
  • Summer 2015: AMS Summer Institue in Algebraic Geometry. Conference and graduate bootcamp (participant).
  • Spring 2016: Algebraic Geometry New England Series (AGNES), Brown RI (participant).
  • Spring 2015: University of Warwick Algebraic Geometry Seminar (invited speaker).
  • February 2014: Midwest Algebraic Geometry Graduate Conference, UIUC (invited speaker).
  • January 2014: Joint Mathematics Meetings (poster presenter, undergraduate poster session).
  • October 2013: Algebraic Geometry New England Series (AGNES), Stony Brook (poster presenter).
  • Summer 2013: Young Mathematicians’ Conference, OSU (poster presenter). <\li>
  • Summer 2013: UCLA Logic Summer School (participant).


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