Sean Howe. first DOT last AT utah DOT edu. JWB 323.


A randomly generated cubic surface with its real lines (mathematica notebook below )


bio/contact info:

As of July 2019, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Utah.
E-mail: first DOT last AT utah DOT edu.
Office: JWB 323

From September 2017 to June 2019, I was an NSF Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University. In June 2017, I received my PhD from the University of Chicago, advised by Matt Emerton. In July 2012 I received a joint master's degree from Leiden University and Universite Paris-Sud 11 through the ALGANT integrated masters course.

I work in arithmetic and algebraic geometry, representation theory, and number theory. My CV.


This is me in September 2016 on Maui. Unfortunately, you're more likely to find me in my office.


papers about things I still think about:

  1. A unipotent circle action on p-adic modular forms.
    preprint
  2. The p-adic Jacquet-Langlands correspondence and a question of Serre.
    arXiv:1806.06807.
  3. Overconvergent modular forms and the p-adic Jacquet-Langlands correspondence. University of Chicago PhD Thesis, 2017.
    knowledge.uchicago.edu · local pdf
    NOTE: Some of the results of this thesis appear in "The p-adic Jacquet-Langlands correspondence and a question of Serre," above.
  4. Transcendence of the Hodge-Tate filtration. Journal de théorie des nombres de Bordeaux, 30 no. 2 (2018), p. 671-680.
    journal · arXiv:1610.05242.
  5. Motivic random variables and representation stability II: Hypersurface sections. Advances in Mathematics , Volume 350, 9 July 2019, Pages 1267-1313.
    journal · preprint · arXiv:1610.05720
    NOTE: the arXiv version is very out of date and contains weaker results than the published version. The preprint above is very close to the published version.
  6. Motivic random variables and representation stability I: Configuration spaces.
    arXiv:1610.05723.

older papers, etc.:

  1. Presentations of quaternionic S-unit groups. With T. Chinburg, H. Friedlander, M. Kosters, B. Singh, M. Stover, P. Ziegler, and Y. Zhang. Experimental Mathematics, Volume 24, Issue 2, 2015.
    journal · arXiv:1404.6091
  2. Higher genus counterexamples to relative Manin-Mumford. ALGANT Master's thesis.
    algant.eu
  3. The Log-Convex Density Conjecture and vertical surface area in warped products. Advances in Geometry, 15.4:455--468, 2015.
    journal · arXiv:1107.4402
  4. Asymptotics of conductors of elliptic curves over Q. With Kirti Joshi.
    arXiv:1201.4566
    Note: This is an older project that has gone through several iterations and is still in revision, but is on the back burner and may never be finished.
  5. Isoperimetric problems in sectors with density. With Alexander Diaz, Nate Harman, and David Thompson.Advances in Geometry, 14.4:589--619, 2012.
    journal · arXiv:1012.0450
  6. Steiner and Schwarz symmetrization in warped products and fiber bundles with density. With Frank Morgan and Nate Harman. Revista Matematica Iberoamericana, 27(3):909--918, 2011.
    journal · arXiv:0911.1938
  7. Isoperimetric inequalities for wave fronts and a generalization of Menzin's conjecture for bicycle monodromy on surfaces of constant curvature. With Matt Pancia and Valentin Zakharevich. Advances in Geometry, 11:273--292, 2011.
    journal · arXiv:0902.0104

other writings:

Some of these are old and may be be quite rough, sorry!

mathematica notebooks:

(provided as-is; feel free to use, and let me know if you do something cool!)