Falling rocks in IcelandTara S. Holm

Cornell University
Department of Mathematics
589 Malott Hall
Ithaca, NY  14850-4201
(607) 255-2392


I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Cornell University.  I am interested in symplectic geometry and its relationships with combinatorics and algebraic geometry.

Before arriving at Cornell, I spent a year at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Connecticut.  I was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a graduate student in Mathematics at MIT, where I worked with Victor Guillemin.  I taught recitation sections for courses at MIT, including single variable calculus and linear algebra. In addition, I spent two months teaching at ArsDigita University.

I was an undergraduate at Dartmouth College. I majored in mathematics, and worked on research projects in combinatorics with Ken Bogart. "It is a small college, and yet... there are those who love it." Vox clamantis in deserto. I was a member of the Dartmouth College Marching Band , the Dartmouth College Wind Symphony, and the Dartmouth College Chamber Singers. Additionally, I was a member of Alpha Theta Coeducational Fraternity and a member of Fire and Skoal Senior Society. My senior year, I cofounded something of a satirical fraternity, Kappa Tau. I spent the summer of 1996 in Duluth, MN, as well as a couple of visits in subsequent summers, at the Duluth REU in Mathematics.

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