Outstanding Dissertation Award

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Christopher Leininger and Victoria Rodriguez

Christopher Leininger receives his 2003
award from Vice Provost and Dean of
Graduate Studies Victoria Rodríguez




CHRISTOPHER J. LEININGER
- Mathematics.  Dr. Leininger's dissertation, Essential Surfaces in Hyperbolic Three-Manifolds, is in the area of three-dimensional topology, an active branch of mathematics concerned with understanding the structure of three-dimensional spaces, or manifolds.  His work centers on the theme of incompressible surfaces in three-manifolds and has been published in Topology, one of the leading journals in the field.  Dr. Leininger has been awarded a National Science Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship, which he holds in conjunction with a position at Columbia University.  Dissertation supervisor:  Alan Reid.

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