Will Rushworth

I am a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University. I obtained my PhD from Durham University under the supervision of Andrew Lobb. My full CV is available here.

I am co-organiser of the Geometry & Topology Seminar.

My mathematical interests are in low dimensional topology: including knot homology, knot and link concordance, and virtual knot theory.

I also have a blog about text book covers.


All comments very welcome.

5. A parity for 2-colourable links, submitted. Preprint available here.

4. Ascent sliceness. Preprint available here.

3. Additional gradings on generalisations of Khovanov homology and invariants of embedded surfaces with Vassily Manturov, J. Knot Theory Ramifications 27 (9), 2018. Preprint available here.

2. Computations of the slice genus of virtual knots, Topology Appl. 253, 2019. Preprint available here.

1. Doubled Khovanov homology, Canad. J. Math. 70 (5), 2018. Preprint available here.


Past teaching

Winter 2019: 1B03 Linear Algebra 1/ 1ZC3 Engineering Mathematics II.

Fall 2018: 2Z03 Engineering Mathematics III.


You can email me at will.rushworth@math.mcmaster.ca.

My postal address is:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1