Stephen Bigelow

[c64 picture of me]

My research is in topology, especially "diagrammatic algebra". I wrote an encyclopedia article about Temperley-Lieb algebras. You can find my papers on the arxiv, and can look at my cv and other job related things.

This summer I am writing a paper on spiders.

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.