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 have taught a popular level 3 Combinatorics module. Other courses I have taught in Sheffield include 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 and Integer partitions.
In the Autumn Semester of 2014-2015, I taught MAS334 Combinatorics. My homepage for MAS334 Combinatorics is here. I will be teaching this module again in 2015-16 and information relating to 2015-16 is coming shortly.
In the Spring Semester of 2014-2015, I taught strand 1 of MAS111 Mathematics Core II and the second part of MAS435 Algebraic Topology. In 2015-16, I will be on Study Leave in Semester 2 and so not teaching. MAS111 will be taught be Frazer Jarvis and Fionntan Roukema. MAS435 will be taught by John Greenlees.
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 three Ph.D. students, Gemma Halliwell, Shadman Kareem and Will Mycroft. Another, Dan Graves, will start in September 2015.
Four 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 and Khairia Mira in 2012.
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.
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.)
"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
I maintain the British Topology conference page.
Transpennine Topology Triangle. This is a joint topology seminar with vertices at Leicester, Manchester and Sheffield. I am the grant-holder.
Updated: 23 July 2015