Eric C. Rowell
Presidential Impact Fellow

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

Photo of Eric Rowell

Office: Blocker 510B.
Office hours,  Fall 2020: TBD
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 was a Simons Fellow, visiting UC Berkeley and MSRI.  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 was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at BICMR, Peking University March 2018-March 2021. 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"):

Emeritus members:

 Conference Co-organization



Travel and Conference Schedule (reverse chronological order)





 Fall 2020: Math 300 (Foundations of Mathematics) two sections, remote delivery.

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 July 2020 or later.