Department of Mathematics and the College
Sebastian Hurtado-Salazar’s research is in the intersection of geometry and dynamical systems, and has focused on understanding group actions on manifolds, which is the study of subgroups of homeomorphisms of manifolds, mainly subgroups of Lie groups. His research has been published in Geometry & Topology.
He earned a BA with highest honors in mathematics and highest distinction in general scholarship from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, an MS from the Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada in Brazil, and a PhD in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. He subsequently held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institut des Mathématiques de Jussieu–Paris Rive Gauche and most recently served as an L. E. Dickson Instructor in the University of Chicago’s Department of Mathematics.