Stephen Bigelow

[c64 picture of me]

My research is in topology, especially "diagrammatic algebra". You can find my papers on the arxiv, and can look at my cv and other job related things.

Here is my calendar. (Some of my events are not here, especially seminars that are on the department calendar.)

Ancient history

Once upon a time I wrote a c program to search for an element of the kernel of Burau4 — it is poorly commented and not maintained. I also wrote a description of braid groups for non-experts.


I live in Santa Barbara with Morgan, Romeo, and Zoë. I like to make little toy web apps, for example: a clock, a text adventure game, and a minimalist message board.

Here is a page of links.

Here is a picture of strawberries.