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My name is Daniel Tolosa (he/him)

I am a PhD candidate in the Mathematics Department  at Purdue University. I was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and did my BS in Mathematics in the National University of Colombia, before moving to the US for my doctoral degree.

I specialize in algebraic topology, and work on a variety of projects with various degrees of  applicability. Check out Research if you would like to know more!

I am also interested in sharing, discussing and developing initiatives and ideas that promote research and higher education, as well as general mathematical culture, in Latin America and among underrepresented groups in academia.

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Upcoming events

08/15/2023    PULSe Orientation Poster Session, Purdue University

Quantifying biological patterns using persistent homology

08/06/2023    Applied Geometry & Topology Seminar, Potsdam University, Germany (online)

Quantifying biological pattern formation: a time-dynamic persistent homology approach

01/06/2024    JMM Special Session, CA, USA

Categorical cyclic homology

I am a firm believer in the axioms stated by Federico Ardila in Todos Cuentan.

Mathematicians like to state an axiomatic system as a starting point, and then derive theorems. I like to share Dr Ardila's axioms on the first session of any course I teach, hoping to build the rest of the semester upon this system.

Axiom 1. Mathematical potential is equally present in different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

These statements should not sound revolutionary, and considering the current practices of the mathematical society, they are a pressing call to action.

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