Russell Avdek

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Department of Mathematics
3620 S. Vermont Ave.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089

About me

I am a fifth-year graduate student studying mathematics at the University of Southern California. My advisor is Ko Honda.

A copy of my C.V. can be found here.

Research interests

I am primarily interested in the topology and geometry of low-dimensional, contact, and symplectic manifolds.


Liouville hypersurfaces and connect sum cobordisms,, submitted
Contact surgery and supporting open books,, Algebraic & Geometric Topology 13 (2013) 1613-1660


I am on fellowship this semester and so am not currently teaching. A list of my previous courses can be found in my C.V.

Modified: 5/20/2013