# Welcome to Derrick Wigglesworth's Webpage!

Hello! You have reached Derrick Wigglesworth's website for
the University of Utah Mathematics Department.

I am currently in my sixth and final year of my graduate studies; I will receive a PhD in mathematics this spring. Starting in July of 2018, I will be a postdoctoral fellow at the Fields Institute in Toronto. Then in January 2019, I will begin a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR.
My responsibilities as a graduate student include teaching, research, and some committee assignments. I study geometric group theory under the supervision of my advisor, Mladen Bestvina. My mathematical interests include hyperbolic geometry, low dimensional topology, and free groups. My current research projects involve the outer automorphism group of the free group and the mapping class group.