*"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man
contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."—*Antoine
de Saint-Exupery,* The Little Prince
*

I am a third-year graduate student at Stony Brook University, interested
in symplectic geometry. More specifically, I think about various Floer
homology theories applied to problems in complex, contact, and symplectic
geometry. I have some interest in gauge theories as well. My advisor is
Mark
McLean.

I am originally from Colorado and before arriving at SBU, I studied math,
philosophy, and ancient Greek at Calvin
College.

**Email:** shamuel[dot]auyeung271828[at]math.stonybrook.edu
(remove all the numbers)

**Office: **5-125B, Math Department, Stony Brook University

- Current (I was a TA unless otherwise noted):
- Fall, 2019; MAT 122: An Overview of Calculus with Applications
- Fall, 2019; MAT 123: Precalculus
- Prior Teaching and Math/Teaching
Philosophy

- Condensed review for SBU's comprehensive exam; the exam fluctuates year by year. This review sheet does not cover, for example, representations.
- Qualifying Exam
- RTG Student Seminar (Fall 2019): Homological Mirror Symmetry
- Introductory note from a Fall 2019 seminar on G_2 manifolds
- Examples/Expository Notes

- with Eric Yu: The Krein Matrix and an Interlacing Theorem
- with Joshua Ruiter and Daiwei Zhang: An Algebraic Characterization of Highly Connected 2n-Manifolds

- Here is a nice, short article by Henry Cohn on why symplectic geometry naturally arose from classical mechanics.
- Here is a blog by Chris Wendl on symplectic and contact geometry.
- Here is a mathematical interpretation of the Aharonov-Bohm effect from physics. In particular, I find it validating towards math.
- Here is a brief introduction to mirror symmetry from the perspective of physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf.

I'm not sure what to mind concerning copyright issues. But ultimately, shouldn't credit be given to Bill Watterson?