Faculty Experts - Amanda Knecht, PhD

Amanda Knecht, PhD

Amanda Knecht, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Algebraic Geometry
  • Arithmetic Geometry
  • Del Pezzo Surfaces

Summary

Dr. Knecht is an expert in algebraic and arithmetic geometry. She can discuss the complex concepts of coding theory, cryptology, abstract algebra and complex analysis and explain how they relate to our everyday experience.

Education

  • Ph.D., Rice University
  • B.S., Texas Christian University

Selected Publications

  • Knecht, A. (2013). Weak approximation for general degree two del Pezzo surfaces. Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 141(3), 801-811.

Selected Professional Experience

Research Training Grant Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Selected Research

  • Knecht, A., Swarthmore Colloquium, "Chinese Remainder Theorem in Algebraic Geometry," Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, Local, Academic.
  • Knecht, A. (Presenter & Author), Villanova Math and Statistics Colloquium, "Unirational Parameterizations of Cubic Surfaces," Villanova University, Local, Academic. (November 16, 2012).
  • Knecht, A. (Presenter & Author), Duesler, B. R. (Author Only), Villanova Math and Statistics Colloquium, "Rational Points on Logical Varieties over Sensible Fields," Villanova University, Local, Academic. (October 28, 2011).

 

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