## 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

- 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 - May 2020

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.

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.