## Samuel-Louis Gardiner's Homepage

## About Me

Since September 2019 I have been a Mathematics PhD student at Queen Mary University of London. I am associated with the algebra and number theory group and my supervisor is Alex Fink. My research interests include tropical geometry, toric varieties and related combinatorial objects. I am also interested in pedagogy, especially as it pertains to science and mathematics.

## Contact

**Office**: MB 402, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

**Email**: s.gardiner@qmul.ac.uk

## Activities

Paternity leave. July 2022 - Present

Attended the tropical mathematics and its applications meeting online. May 2022

Attended the QMUL PGR cohort day. February 2022

Guest speaker for the QMUL module MTH6110 - Communicating and Teaching Mathematics. February 2022

Attended the joint LMS, Bath Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry summer school. July 2021

Presented a poster at the QMUL PGR day. June 2021

Attended the research encounters in algebraic and combinatorial topics conference. February 2021

Guest speaker for the QMUL module MTH6110 - Communicating and Teaching Mathematics. February 2021

Attended the ICERM introductory workshop on combinatorial algebraic geometry online. February 2021

Attended the bringing young mathematicians together conference. December 2020

Attended the algebraic and tropical online meetings summer school and the related learning seminar. Summer 2020

Attended the Warwick meeting for tropical mathematics and its applications. February 2020

Guest speaker for the QMUL module MTH6110 - Communicating and Teaching Mathematics. Slides, pdf. January 2020

Organised the QMUL scheme theory reading group. January 2020 - March 2020

Gave a PhD welcome talk at the QMUL PhD open day. January 2020

Attended the LTCC courses: introduction to applied topology, examples of moduli spaces, graph theory, homological algebra. 2019-2020

Attended the Manchester meeting for tropical mathematics and its applications. January 2020

Attended the QMUL tropical differential algebra workshop. December 2019

Attended semester A of the QMUL study group on simplicial homotopy and dg-categories. Autumn 2019

Attended the QMUL graduate training and mentorship seminar. October 2019 - February 2020

Attended the QMUL tropical reading group. July 2019 - Present

I fully support the Welcoming Environment Statement of the AWM. I believe that we should all be committed to maintaining a warm, welcoming, and inclusive mathematical environment.

I also support Federico Ardila's axioms for diversity in mathematics:

Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

We are living in a climate emergency. It is important for the future of all that we call on our local representatives, those with power and those harming the planet to act immediately to mitigate the damage as much as possible. We must also be cognisant of the individual impact we are having and take individual action.

I have adopted a poyhedron from polytopia, my polyhedron is N°902501 and has ƒ-Vector (9,18,11). I have named my polyhedron Amalie, after Emmy Noether.