Josh Greene

Boston College Math Department




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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 teach MT 445, Combinatorics, in Fall 2016.

I taught MT 883, Introduction to Knot Theory, in Fall 2015.
I taught MT 310, Introduction to Abstract Algebra, in Spring 2015.
I taught MT 445, Combinatorics, in Fall 2014.
I taught MT 445, Combinatorics, and MT808, Algebraic Topology, in Fall 2013.
I taught MT885, Combinatorial Methods in Knot Theory, in Spring 2013.
I taught MT216, Introduction to Abstract Mathematics, in Fall 2012. All pertinent material appeared on the Blackboard site internal to BC.
I taught MT451, Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry, in Fall 2011.

Here is a write-up about the dowry 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 three times in my name).