Josh Pollitz
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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 an NSF-RTG 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.

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 and Notes

Here is a list of my research papers:
  1. "The derived category of a locally complete intersection ring", Advances in Mathematics (2019).
  2. "Equivariant isomorphisms of Ext and Tor modules" (submitted).
  3. "Cohomological support over derived complete intersections" (in preparation).


I am passionate about education and strive to make my classrooms a dynmaic and fun learning enviroment. Below are the couses I have taught:
Recent and Upcoming Conferences and Talks