Eric C. Rowell
Presidential Impact Fellow

Department of Mathematics
Mailstop 3368
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3368

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Office: Blocker 510B.
Office hours, Spring 2019: Wednesday 10-11am and Tuesday 2-3pm
E-mail:  rowell “at”
Telephone: (979) 845-2833  Non-functioning after August 2011 due to budget cuts (no joke).
Fax: (979) 845-6028


 Papers, Preprints and CV


I am a professor in the Texas A&M mathematics department and a 2018 Texas A&M Presidental Imact Fellow.  During the 2019-2020 academic year I will be/am/was a Simons Fellow, visiting UC Berkeley.  My research is on the mathematical foundations of topological phases of matter (which is the subject of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics).  I am also a consultant for Microsoft Research Station Q, and will be a Distinguished Visiting Professor at BICMR, Peking University beginning March 2018 (spending 2 months/year in residence). Previously, I was a VIGRE postdoc at Indiana University. I received my Ph.D. in mathematics from UC San Diego in 2003, under the direction of Hans Wenzl.


Research Group (postdocs and students in my "Lab"):

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 Conference Co-organization



Travel and Conference Schedule (reverse chronological order)





 Sabbatical 2019-2020

Presentations and Talk Slides:

  • Zhenghan Wang's Frontiers Lectures: (March 2015) talk1, talk2, talk3
  • USC Colloquium (January 2016)
  • Public Lecture, Beihang University (June 2016)

    Personal Links


    MuTianYu section of Great Wall, September 2013

    Last updated June 2019 or later.