Eric C. Rowell
Presidential Impact Fellow

Department of Mathematics
Mailstop 3368
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3368

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Office: Blocker 510B.
Office hours,  Spring 2024: Wednesday 12-1:30pm
E-mail:  rowell “at”
Telephone: (979) 845-2833  Non-functioning after August 2011 due to budget cuts (no joke).
Fax: (979) 845-6028


 Papers, Preprints and CV


I am a professor in the Texas A&M mathematics department and a 2018 Texas A&M Presidental Imact Fellow.  During the 2019-2020 academic year I was a Simons Fellow, visiting UC Berkeley and MSRI.  My research is on the mathematical foundations of topological phases of matter, the subject of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.  Bruillard, Ng, Wang and I received the Alexanderson Award in 2019.  I was  a consultant for Microsoft Research Station Q from 2015-2021), and was a Special Visiting Professor at BICMR, Peking University March 2018-March 2021. Previously, I was a VIGRE postdoc at Indiana University. I received my Ph.D. in mathematics from UC San Diego in 2003, under the direction of Hans Wenzl.


Research Group (postdocs and students in my "Lab"):

Emeritus members:

 Conference Co-organization



Travel and Conference Schedule (reverse chronological order)





 Fall 2023: Representations of Lie Algebras

Presentations and Talk Slides:

  • Zhenghan Wang's Frontiers Lectures: (March 2015) talk1, talk2, talk3
  • USC Colloquium (January 2016)
  • Public Lecture, Beihang University (June 2016)

    Personal Links


    MuTianYu section of Great Wall, September 2013

    Last updated July 2022 or later.