Shanna Dobson

Shanna Dobson
College of Natural and Social Sciences
Office Location: ST 213
Phone: 3233432150 Email: [email protected]

I am a Caltech SURF Fellow, author, and 2021 doctoral candidate and NSF GRFP applicant studying K-theory, perfectoid spaces, and equivariant motivic homotopy theory. I am currently Chair of the AWM-MAA Liaison Committee, Vice Program Chair of the Southern California-Nevada Section of the MAA, officer of the AWM-MathFest Committee, officer of the AWM-Meetings Committee, and the Alternate NSS Lecturer Representative to the Academic Senate at Cal State LA. At ArtCenter College of Design (ACCD), I am the At-Large Representative and Secretary of the Faculty Council Committee, Chair of the Faculty Outreach Subcommittee, officer of the Future Pedagogy Subcommittee, officer of the Faculty Research Committee, and officer of the Faculty Association SubcommitteeI am a Mellon Foundation grantee, the SEC TF1 String Theory Liaison for SnowMass 2021, and an invitee to the Reading Apprenticeship STEM Learning Community Track 2. 

Application Interests: I am interested in GUTs of mathematics, GUTs of physics, and refitting the mathematical structures in neurology, internal medicine, and cryptography. 

Summer 2020. I taught Math 4650 Analysis I (Cal State LA), a Guided Study on Turing Computability (ACCD), and a STEAM series for TheArtHour nonprofit organization. I just concluded my three part talk on Perfectoid Spaces at UCR and completed a wonderful MSRI workshop on Factorization Homology and IHES workshop on Motivic, Equivariant, and Non-Commutative Homotopy Theory. 

I hosted a Women in Mathematics Seminar every Wednesday which commenced June 3rd, showcasing our research and adaptive pedagogy. I gave the following talks at the seminar: July 22: Ultimate L + Langlands Program, June 17: Motivic Spectra + Algebraic K-Theory, June 8:  APF + The Redshift Conjecture, June 8: Perfectoid Spaces and FFC.

Fall 2020. At Cal State LA I am teaching Math 4650 Analysis I, Math 2130 Calculus III, and Math 2110 Calculus I. At ACCD I am teaching Independent Study I: Mindful Design with Infinitary Logics and Independent StudyII: Model Theory with GUTs of Physics. At Mount Saint Mary's University, I am teaching Math 38: Probability and Statistics.

I am participating in two MSRI scientific programs, the Reading Apprenticeship STEM Learning Community, and a program on the mathematics of biological mentality. 

Talks: I am an exhibitor at the 2020 Women's Leadership Conference. I am presenting at the AMS Fall 2020 Meeting and Co-Chairing the CP III Session.



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