Josh Pollitz
Picture from Genova Talk

Contact Info

University of Utah
Department of Mathematics

155 S 1400 E RM 233
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112-0090
Office: JWB 209

General Info

I am a postdoctoral research assistant professor at the University of Utah. In 2019, I received my PhD at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where my advisors were Lucho Avramov and Mark Walker. My research interests are primarily in the homological aspects of commutative algebra. I am also interested in DG homological algebra, triangulated categories, and representation theory. You can find my CV here. Currently, at Utah, I am working closely with Srikanth Iyengar, my postdoc mentor, and Benjamin Briggs.

Here's a little bit more about me: I spent most of my formative years in the San Francisco bay area and the suburbs of Seattle. I have also spent a good deal of time in Oregon and Nebraska, while pursuing my PhD. Some of my hobbies are biking, rock climbing, hiking, napping, and hanging out with my cats. Also, I am an avid movie-goer and love to talk about films!

Publications, Preprints, Notes, and Current Projects

Here is a list of my research papers:
  1. "Cohomological supports over derived complete intersections and local rings" submitted. (arXiv version)
  2. "Equivariant isomorphisms of Ext and Tor modules" To appear in Journal of Algebra (2020). (arXiv version)
  3. "The derived category of a locally complete intersection ring", Advances in Mathematics (2019). (arXiv version)
PhD Thesis (2019): "The derived category of a locally complete intersection ring" NOTE: This is an expanded version of the the Advances paper with the same title (Digital Commons PDF)

Currently, I am involved in the following projects:

I am passionate about education and strive to make my classrooms a dynmaic and fun learning enviroment. Below are the couses I have taught as the instructor of record. Current students, please see the Canvas course webpage:
Recent and Upcoming Conferences and Talks

Some Conference Photos (A "Where's Waldo?" of sorts)
I am interested in collecting more of these! If you have a conference photo that you and I both attended, that is not above, could you please send it to me? Thanks, I greatly appreciate it.