Sarah Cotter
PhD: Univeristy of Notre Dame  2012
PhD: Univeristy of Notre Dame  2012
Advisor: Sergei Starchenko
Research Area: Logic
Year Started: 2007
For more information see Sarah Cotter's Personal Page
Research Interests:
Sarah Cotter's research is in VCminimality. VCminimality is a generalization of other notions of wellbehavedness, such as ominimality and strong minimality, but its relationship to classes such as stable theories and NIP theories is not fully understood. Currently, Sarah is using combinatorial methods to explore how VCminimality relates to intersections of definable families and to various notions of dividing in types.
Courses Taught:
 Fall 2010: Instructor for Beginning Logic
 Fall 2009: TA for Multivariable Calculus

Fall 2008: TA for Multivariable Calculus
Talks Given:
 On the existence of finite transversals. Notre Dame Combinatorics and Logic seminar, March 2010.
 Variations on a theme of Helly. Notre Dame Graduate Student Seminar, October 2009.
 Goodstein's Theorem and Incompleteness. Notre Dame Graduate Student Seminar, April 2008.
Meetings Attended:
 AMS MRC on Model Theory of Fields, June 1925, 2010.
 Graduate Student Conference in Logic  University of WisconsinMadison  May 12, 2010.
 Midwest Model Theory Day  University of IllinoisChicago  April 13, 2010.
 Career Options for Underrepresented Groups in Mathematical Sciences  Institute for Mathematics and its
 Applications, University of Minnesota  March 2527, 2010.
 ASL 2010 North American Annual Meeting  Washington, D.C.  March 1720, 2010.
 Midwest Model Theory Day  University of IllinoisChicago  February 16, 2010.
 Workshop on Finiteness Problems in Dynamical Systems  Fields Institute, University of Toronto  June 2226, 2009.
Other Activities:

Spent the Spring 2009 semester at the Fields Institute in Toronto, Canada for their Thematic Program on ominimal structures and Real Analytic Geometry.