Will Rushworth

I am a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Hull. I obtained my PhD from Durham University under the supervision of Andrew Lobb, and was a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster and Syracuse Universities before coming to Hull. My full CV is available here.

My mathematical interests are in low-dimensional topology, including link homology and concordance.

I also have a blog about text book covers.


All comments very welcome.
  1. On knots that divide ribbon knotted surfaces with Hans U. Boden, Ceyhun Elmacioglu, Anshul Guha, Homayun Karimi, Yun-chi Tang, and Bryan Wang Peng Jun. Submitted. Preprint available here.
  2. Minimal crossing number implies minimal supporting genus with Hans U. Boden. Bull. Lond. Math. Soc. 53, 2021. Preprint available here.
  3. On ribbon graphs and virtual links with Scott Baldridge and Louis Kauffman. European J. Combin. 103, 2022. Preprint available here.
  4. Generalized Fishburn numbers and torus knots with Colin Bijaoui, Hans U. Boden, Beckham Myers, Robert Osburn, Aaron Tronsgard, and Shaoyang Zhou. J. Combin. Theory Ser. A 178, 2021. Preprint available here.
  5. Ascent concordance, Algebr. Geom. Topol. 21, no. 6, 2021. Preprint available here.
  6. A parity for 2-colourable links, Osaka J. Math. 58, no. 4, 2021. Preprint available here.
  7. 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.
  8. Computations of the slice genus of virtual knots, Topology Appl. 253, 2019. Preprint available here.
  9. Doubled Khovanov homology, Canad. J. Math. 70 (5), 2018. Preprint available here.


Current teaching

All course information distributed via Canvas.


You can email me at willrushworth@posteo.net.

My postal address is:
Department of Physics and Mathematics
University of Hull
United Kingdom

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