Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Kyle Ormsby studies topology, especially homotopy theory and its interactions with algebraic geometry. He earned his Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Michigan, and then worked as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT before joining the Reed College math department in 2014. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Oslo and at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California. Ormsby was a co-organizer for the conferences Equivariant and motivic homotopy theory (hosted at Reed with colleague Angélica Osorno, May 2015) and Equivariant derived algebraic geometry at the American Institute of Mathematics (June 2016). He has supervised undergraduate theses and research projects on topics ranging from topological quantum field theory to modular forms to algebraic K-theory, the final project under the auspices of an NSF grant-funded summer program, The K-group. At Reed, Ormsby is currently developing the course Knot theory, knot practice, an inclusive introduction to contemporary mathematics through the lens of knot theory.