Elden Elmanto

A photo of professor Elden Elmanto.
Assistant Professor (start in 2024)
Telephone number
Building IC 463


BS in Mathematics (2013), the University of Chicago

PhD in Mathematics (2018), Northwestern University

Teaching Interests

I am interested in showing glimpses of how theory-building works in mathematics to undergraduates and also non-majors. Mathematics is more than just memorization of "useful" formulas but, rather, fits into a narrative that people have constructed to explain various phenomena. This, I believe, is one of the ends of the theory-building process. I hope to teach various advanced courses to our majors at Toronto (like algebraic topology and algebraic geometry) as well as courses to non-majors to demonstrate the story of mathematics.

Research Interests

Algebraic geometry - birational, arithmetic, derived. Algebraic cycles, algebraic K-theory and cobordism. Hodge theory (mostly p-adic) and singularities. Abstract homotopy theory.

Awards and Grants

NSERC grant (2023) - "reimagining motivic cohomology" RGPIN-2023-04233

Northwestern University Best Thesis award 2018