Will Rushworth

I am a Philip T. Church Postdoctoral Fellow at Syracuse University. Later this year I will take up a position as Lecturer at the University of Hull. I obtained my PhD from Durham University under the supervision of Andrew Lobb, and spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University before coming to Syracuse. 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. Minimal crossing number implies minimal supporting genus with Hans U. Boden. Bull. Lond. Math. Soc. 53, 2021. Preprint available here.
  2. On ribbon graphs and virtual links with Scott Baldridge and Louis Kauffman. Forthcoming European J. Combin.. Preprint available here.
  3. 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.
  4. Ascent concordance, Algebr. Geom. Topol. 21, no. 6, 2021. Preprint available here.
  5. A parity for 2-colourable links, Osaka J. Math. 58, no. 4, 2021. Preprint available here.
  6. 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.
  7. Computations of the slice genus of virtual knots, Topology Appl. 253, 2019. Preprint available here.
  8. Doubled Khovanov homology, Canad. J. Math. 70 (5), 2018. Preprint available here.


At Syracuse University At McMaster University


You can email me at wrushwor@syr.edu.

My postal address is:
Department of Mathematics
215 Carnegie Building
College of Arts and Sciences
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244
United States

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