Adam Pratt

Adam Pratt

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
851 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Office: SEO 632

About Me

I am a 2nd year PhD Student in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I did my undergraduate work at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, AL.

Here is a copy of my CV (updated March 2019).

In addition to math, I do a variety of art things, particularly within the realm(s) of alternative process photography and new media (mostly g͓̭̈́̕l̛̺͍͠ỉ̖͕͝t̪͒͊͜c͈̻̽͐ẖ̰̿̄ art). I also did some work in undergrad on the cultural history of death, culminating in an honors thesis on William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, particularly with regard to its significance in the history of death in the American South.


Research Interests:

I haven't really done much actual research, but I'm interested in a variety of topics related to algebraic topology and number theory, especially stable homotopy theory and chromatic homotopy theory. I did some work in undergrad in mathematical biology, algebraic number theory (leading to the publication listed below) and algebraic topology.

Publications and Preprints:

  • A. Pratt, M. Stadnik, and M. Wachter, Units in Quadratic and Multi-Quadratic Fields, Alabama Journal of Mathematics 41 (2017), no. 1. [Journal].
  • Notes and talks:

  • April 2019: "Cohomologie étale: les points de départ," UIC Graduate Algebraic Geometry Seminar.
  • March 2019: "Landweber Exactness and Morava E-Theory," UIC Graduate Homotopy Theory Seminar.
  • February 2019: "Stacks?" UIC Graduate Homotopy Theory Seminar.
  • November 2017: "Infinity Topoi: A Primer," UIC Graduate Infinity Categories Seminar.


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    My office hours are Tuesday 2-4 in the MSLC.