• Professor
    Director of Graduate Studies
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Temple University

David Futer studies low-dimensional topology and geometry. A central goal of his research is to relate several distict themes in low-dimensional topology: combinatorial descriptions of 3-manifolds, their (typically hyperbolic) geometry, the coarse geometry of fundamental groups, and quantum invariants of knots and links. These distinct points of view turn out to be inter-related in surprising ways.