Matt Kerr

Status: Faculty

Will mentor

  • Doctoral students
  • Pre-doctoral students

Research interests

  • Algebra (Primary)

Fields of expertise

  • Pure mathematics


  • Math

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Washington University in St. Louis

(Ph.D., Princeton University, 2003) My broad area is Algebraic Geometry, the subject which studies the solution sets of polynomial equations (“algebraic spaces”). Most of my current work centers on Hodge theory, which describes the influence of integrals and differential equations on the shape of these algebraic spaces, and plays a special role in their relation to string theory and number theory.