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Hello

My name is Daniel Tolosa (he/him)

I am a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in Arizona State 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 received my PhD from Purdue University, under the supervision of Manuel Rivera.

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

Exciting news!

I will be visiting the Max Planck Institute Center for Molecular Biology and Genetics later this year (August to December) to work with Heather Harrington's group. 

Algebraic structures in topology II is coming up! (June 5-14 2024) see you in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Encuentro Colombiano de Geometría y Topología (ECOGyT) is happening this summer (July 22- August 2, 2024) in my hometown: Bogotá, Colombia. Reach out if you will be in Bogotá and want to meet!

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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