Caroline J. Klivans

Applied Mathematics
Brown University


office: 316 Division of Applied Math

address: 182 George St.
              Providence RI 02906
phone: 401-863-3187

Sandpile configuration resulting from 10 million grains at the origin.

Research Interests

Algebraic, Geometric, and Topological Combinatorics: Combinatorial aspects of simplicial complexes, discrete Laplacians, hyperplane arrangements, matroids, tilings, chip-firing models, quasisymmetric functions. CV

The Mathematics of Chip Firing. I am currently writing a book on chip-firing to be published by CRC Press.

Upcoming Events

CombinaTexas CombinaTexas 2018 Texas A&M University, TX February 2018.

AMS Regional Meeting Special Session on Algebraic, Geometric, and Topological Methods in Combinatorics Northeastern University, Boston, MA April 2018.

Discrete Math Days of the Northeast DMD 2018 University of New England, Maine, May 2018.

FPSAC 2018 30th International Conference Dartmouth, NH July 2018.

ICM 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2018.

Previous Events

Previous Affiliations

MSRI, research member, 2017.
ICERM, research member, 2016.
Brown University, adjunct professor, 2011-2015.
UChicago, research scholar, 2008-2011.
Cornell University, visiting scholar, 2009-2010.
UChicago, L.E. Dickson instructor, 2004-2008.
Cornell University, instructor, spring 2004.
MSRI, postdoctoral fellow, fall 2003.
MIT, graduate student, 1999-2003.