Michelle Chu

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Mathematics
College of Science & Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
2024
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Groups in Geometry and Topology

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Mathematical groups are algebraic structures which encode the symmetries of geometric spaces and physical objects. The group of symmetries of an object is the collection of all transformations that leave the object invariant, together with the operation on the collection coming from the composition of these transformations. In her work, Michelle Chu studies the relationship between the algebraic properties of groups and geometric properties of spaces for which groups appear as symmetries.