Dr Jonathan Spreer
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Jonathan Spreer received his PhD in 2011 from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, specialising in combinatorial topology.
Combinatorial topology is a subfield of topology that lies in the intersection of geometric topology, combinatorics, algebraic topology and polytope theory. More precisely, the main objects of study are topological manifolds where the manifold is described in terms of triangles, tetrahedra and higher-dimensional analogues, giving the field a strong computational aspect.
His research at the University of Queensland focuses on the analysis of so-called exotic piecewise linear structures on 4-dimensional manifolds as well as general 3-manifold topology.