Josh Greene

Boston College Math Department



Summer School

I am organizing a graduate summer school entitled ``Perspectives on Dehn Surgery'' at ICERM during the dates of July 15-19, 2019.


Looking for something to do in Boston? Need another lecture on sutured Floer homology? Try out a local seminar:

The (once-)NEW Boston Graduate Topology Seminar

BC Geometry/Topology Seminar

This google calendar attempts to tell you what is happening in topology seminars across the area.


I study low-dimensional topology and use Heegaard Floer homology and combinatorics a lot in my work. Currently I am mostly focused on problems concerning Dehn surgery and properties of alternating links.

My papers on the arXiv. Eventually, I intend to include links to their available published versions, and in the meantime you can consult my CV if you want to pursue doing so yourself.


I gave a talk entitled Floer homology and Dehn surgery at the Casa Matemática Oaxaca on August 1, 2017. The talk was targeted at experts on the subject. I gently edited the slides to omit pauses, unomit omissions, etc. There is a video recording online of the actual talk.

I gave a talk entitled Perspectives on Dehn surgery (evocative of the summer school I am organizing) at the Texas Geometry / Topology Conference at the University of Texas, Austin on November 17, 2017.


I teach MT 832, Combinatorial Methods in Low-Dimensional Topology, in Spring 2019.

I also maintain the course webpages for a few courses that I taught in the past:

I taught MT 445, Combinatorics, in Fall 2018.
I taught MT 885, Graduate Combinatorics, in Spring 2018.
I taught MT 883, Introduction to Knot Theory, in Fall 2015.
I taught MT885, Combinatorial Methods in Knot Theory, in Spring 2013.

Here is a write-up about the dowry (a.k.a. secretary) problem, on which I spoke to the BC Math Society on October 9, 2013.

Other Links

My website looks a lot like that of my colleague, Eli Grigsby.

Of the many Josh Greenes I am not, this is one.

mailing address:
Joshua Evan Greene
Department of Mathematics
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3806

office: 527 Maloney Hall
fax: 617-552-3789
phone: 617-552-1007
email: You can figure it out from (hint: the letter "e" appears four times in my name).