Portait of Calvin McPhail-Snyder

I am a mathematician working at Duke University. I am interested in mathematical physics, topology, and algebra. More specifically, I study quantum invariants of knots and 3-manifolds, and in particular connections to hyperbolic geometry; much of my work is inspired by or related to the Volume Conjecture. Physically this has to do with Chern-Simons theories with complex (noncompact) gauge group.

I am on parental leave from teaching in Spring 2024, and on parental leave from research for an unspecified amount of time. If you’d like to get in contact, you can email me at calvin@sl2.site. I will definitely read your email and will hopefully respond.