Ben Elias

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the University of Oregon Math Department.

Previously, I was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at MIT, under the supervision of Roman Bezrukavnikov.

I completed my PhD in 2011 at Columbia University, under the supervision of Mikhail Khovanov.
In the academic year 2016-2017 I will be teaching Representation Theory, Math 681. The course website is here.
I have taken over the reins of WARTHOG, the Workshop on Algebra and Representation Theory Held on Oregonian Grounds, from Nick Proudfoot.
I am interested in categorical representation theory. For more on my research and a list of my publications, go here.
For links to my current and previous application materials, go here.

In March of 2013, Geordie Williamson and I gave a masterclass on Soergel bimodules and the Kazhdan-Lusztig conjectures at the QGM in Aarhus, Denmark. Videos and lecture notes can be found here. Exercises and lecture notes can be found here.

In January of 2014, I gave a masterclass on Soergel bimodules and the Kazhdan-Lusztig conjectures at the IMSc in Chennai, India. Videos and lecture notes can be found on that website.

In August of 2014, I gave a workshop on Soergel bimodules and the Kazhdan-Lusztig conjectures at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Lecture notes and exercises can be found on that website.


In spring of 2016, I taught Homological Algebra, MAT 607. The course website is here.
In winter of 2016, I taught Introduction to Differential Topology, MAT 432/532. The course website is here.
In fall of 2015, I taught Introduction to Differential Equations, MAT 256. The course website is here.
In fall of 2015, I taught Introduction to Topology, MAT 431/531. The course website is here.
In spring of 2015, I taught Calculus III, MAT 253. The course website is here.
In winter of 2015, I taught Introduction to Differential Equations, MAT 256. The course website is here.
In Fall of 2014, I taught Elementary Linear Algebra, MAT 341. The course website is here.

Ben Elias
Department of Mathematics
Fenton Hall, Room 210
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: (541) 346-5629
Fax: (541) 346-0987
e-mail: bezzzzlizzzzas@uorezzzzgon.edu