# Andrew Putman

Professor

Ph.D in Mathematics, University of Chicago. 2007

B.A. in Mathematics, Rice University. 2002

Email: andyp@nd.edu

Office: 279 Hurley Hall

Phone: (574) 631-9585

Fax: (574) 631-6579

For additional information see Andrew Putman’s Personal Page.

#### Research Interests

My research focuses on geometric and topological properties of infinite groups. I am particularly interested in mapping class groups of surfaces, automorphism groups of free groups, and lattices in semisimple Lie groups. These groups lie at the juncture of a tremendous number of different areas of research and can be studied using a wide range of tools. My past work has used ideas and techniques from geometric group theory, algebraic topology, hyperbolic geometry, combinatorial group theory, number theory, algebraic geometry, and representation theory.

#### Selected Publications

- T. Church, A. Putman,
*The codimension-one cohomology of SL(n,Z),*to appear in Geom. Topol. - T. Brendle, D. Margalit, A. Putman,
*Generators for the hyperelliptic Torelli group and the kernel of the Burau representation at t=-1,*Invent. Math. 200 (2015), no. 1, 263-310. - A. Putman,
*Stability in the homology of congruence subgroups,*Invent. Math. 202 (2015), no. 3, 987-1027. - T. Church, A. Putman,
*Generating the Johnson filtration,*Geom. Topol. 19 (2015) 2217–2255. - A. Putman,
*The Picard group of the moduli space of curves with level structures,*Duke Math. J. 161 (2012), no. 4, 623–674.

Please direct questions and comments to: andyp@nd.edu