Michał Kotowski

michal@math.toronto.edu

I am a PhD student at the Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto. My advisor is Bálint Virág.

Currently (until September 2014) I'm visiting Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics in Budapest.

Previously (2006-2011) I studied mathematics, physics and computer science at the University of Warsaw, where I obtained my M. Sc. degree in mathematics at Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics (my advisor was Piotr Przytycki).

CV (updated March 2014).

Research interests

More generally, I am interested in mathematics with probabilistic, geometric or combinatorial flavour, theoretical computer science and theoretical physics. In case you are interested, here is a list of courses I have taken during my studies.

See also: I co-organized Geometric Group Theory Student Workshop in Będlewo in May 2013.

Publications

Expository and popular articles

Education and teaching gifted students

I am very passionate about teaching talented high school students and exposition of science. You can read more about the initiatives I've been involved in here.

Notes

How to pronounce my name

My name is pronounced [ˈmʲixaw kɔˈtɔfskʲi] (IPA) or like "me-how kotovsky" ("ł" is pronounced like "w" in English).

Personal webpage

Apart from science, I am interested, among other things, in books, mountain hiking, music, philosophy, cognitive science, teaching gifted students, improv etc. etc. You can find out more on my personal webpage.