CV & Bio

Here is my CV.

Here’s where I’ve been since 2006:

From 2006 to 2010, I was an undergraduate at Williams College.  I majored in mathematics, was a member of the Student Math and Statistics Advisory Board, and did lots of theatre with Cap & Bells.  In the summer of 2008 I participated in Williams College’s SMALL REU in mathematics (working with Colin Adams on knot theory), and in the summer of 2009 I participated in Oregon State University’s mathematics REU (working with Yevgeniy Kovchegov on random walks and Markov chains).  I did my senior thesis with Professor Steve Miller on modeling convolutions of L-functions, and got to write some very long equations.
Ralph Morrison with several other Williams alums.

From 2010 to 2015, I was a graduate student at UC Berkeley.  I worked with Bernd Sturmfels on tropical geometry and computational algebraic geometry, and was an officer for the Mathematics Graduate Student Association.  I also took a class in German, which was helpful because…A constellation in the shape of the Mandelbrot set above the silhouette of a building next to a clock tower, all above the text "Berkeley Mathematics".

In Fall 2013, I was based at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany.  I travelled lots, met a ton of great collaborators, saw the world’s tallest cold-water geyser, and ate lots of kartoffelpuffer.

Ralph Morrison standing next to a geyser.

From August 2015 to July 2016, I was a postdoctoral researcher at KTH in Stockholm, Sweden.  I worked with lots of new collaborators, including Sandra di Rocco and Mats Boij, and got to spend lots of time with my Swedish cousins.

A brick wall with a sign saying KTH, Vetenskap Och Konst

And since August 2016, I’ve been an assistant professor of mathematics back at at Williams College!  x^2+y^2=r^2 of life…

Ralph Morrison in front of a chalkboard with the text "Math 151:  Multivariable Calculus, Prof. Ralph Morrison" written on it

Also, here’s a cat:

An orange cat resting on a lounger shaped like a figure-8.

“”You know, people think mathematics is complicated. Mathematics is the simple bit. It’s the stuff we can understand. It’s cats that are complicated… How do you define a cat? I have no idea.” – John Conway