Prof. Sarah Whitehouse
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Sheffield
Tel. 00 44 (0)114 222 3870
Fax. 00 44 (0)114 222 3809
I am an enthusiastic lecturer with wide experience of undergraduate teaching at all levels. For many years I taught a popular level 3 Combinatorics module. Other courses I have taught in Sheffield include Analysis, Vector Spaces and Fourier Theory, Groups and Symmetries and Algebraic Topology. Other lecturing experience includes courses on Metric Spaces and Measure and Integration.I very much enjoy supervising project work. Level 4 MMath project topics I have supervised include Aperiodic tilings, Combinatorics of the symmetric group, Discrete geometry, Integer vauled polynomials, Integer partitions and the Dold-Kan correspondence.
In 2018-19, I am teaching the year-long second year MAS221 Analysis module.
My field of research is algebraic topology. Here is my publication list.
Andrew Stacey worked with me as an RA on an EPSRC funded project on stable and unstable operations in higher K-theory.
Constanze Roitzheim worked with me as an RA funded by an EPSRC grant, held jointly with Andy Baker of the University of Glasgow. The project was "Rigidity Theorems in Stable Homotopy Theory". She is now based in Kent.
I currently have two Ph.D. students, Dan Graves and Gemma Halliwell.
Six PhD students have completed their theses under my supervision: M-J Strong completed her Ph.D. thesis with me in 2008, Tony Hignett in 2009, Laura Stanley in 2011, Khairia Mira in 2012, Shadman Kareem in 2018 and Will Mycroft in 2018.
General information for prospective graduate students is available. If you are interested in doing a Ph.D. with me, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Links to the homepages of my coauthors: Joana Cirici, Francis Clarke, Martin Crossley, Daniela Egas Santander, Imma Gálvez Carrillo, Muriel Livernet, Alan Robinson, Constanze Roitzheim, Andrew Stacey, Stephanie Ziegenhagen.
Here are slides from some talks I have given. (I mostly give blackboard talks, so this is a random selection where I happened to use slides.)
"Model category structures and spectral sequences", British Topology Meeting, Open University, Milton Keynes, September 2018.
"On the KU_(p) local stable homotopy catgeory", Conference on The Arithmetic of Structured Ring Spectra, Rosendal, Norway, August 2005.
"Stable and unstable operations in mod p cohomology theories", Complex cobordism in homotopy theory: its impact and prospects, (the Ravenel & Wilson birthday conference), Johns Hopkins, March 2007.
Here is a slide version of a beamer talk on Elliptic Cohomology at the Durham Prospects in Mathematics Meeting in December 2006.
Conferences and Seminars
Transpennine Topology Triangle. This is a joint topology seminar with vertices at Leicester, Liverpool and Sheffield. I am the grant-holder.
Women in Topology III, Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, 26-30 August 2019. I am jointly organising this event, with Julie Bergner and Angelica Osorno.
Updated: 3 October 2018