Contact: Tathagata Basak, 450 Carver Hall, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.
Email: secret code at iastate dot edu where secret code stands for: my first name without its last letter (no caps).
Teaching: Spring 2020: Math 301 and Math 403x/503x, the course details are on Canvas. (some links to old course web pages).
Education and employment:
B.Stat and M.Stat: Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (1996 - 2001).
PhD: U.C. Berkeley, Advisor: Richard Borcherds (2001 - 2006).
Dickson Instructor: University of Chicago (2006 - 2009).
Post Doctoral fellow: Kavli-IPMU, Univ. of. Tokyo, Advisor: Kyoji Saito (2009 - 2010).
Current employment: Associate professor, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University.
Research interests: Representation theory, Hyperbolic geometry.
Preprints and papers:
  1. Complex Lorentzian Leech lattice and the bi-monster, Journal of Algebra 309 (2007), no. 1, 32--56. arXiv:math/0508228, pdf.
  2. Reflection group of the quaternionic Lorentzian Leech lattice, Journal of Algebra 309 (2007), No. 1, 57--68. arXiv:math/0511650, pdf.
  3. Comnbinatorial cell complexes and Poincare duality, Geometriae Dedicata Vol. 147 Number 1, (2010) 357--387. arXiv:0807.4165, pdf.
  4. On Coxeter diagrams of complex reflection groups, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 364, No. 9 (2012) 4909--4936. arXiv:0809.2427, pdf.
  5. Complex Lorentzian Leech lattice and the bimonster (II) Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 368 (2016) 4171--4195. arXiv:0811.0062, pdf.
  6. Modular lattices from finite projective planes, Journal de Théorie des Nombres de Bordeaux 26 (2014) 269--279. arXiv:1210.2431, pdf.
  7. with Daniel Allcock: Geometric generators for braid like groups, Geometry & Topology 20 (2016) 747--778. arXiv:1403:2401, pdf.
  8. with Ryan Johnson: Indicators of Tambara-Yamagami categories and Gauss sums, Algebra & Number theory 9 (2015) No. 8, 1793--1823. arXiv:1405.7950, pdf.
  9. The octonions as a twisted group algebra, Finite Fields and Their Applications 50 (2018) 113--121.arXiv:1702.05705, pdf.
  10. with Daniel Allcock: Generators for a complex hyperbolic braid group, Geometry & Topology 22 No. 6 (2018) 3435--3500. arXiv: 1702.05707, pdf.
  11. A Poincare series on hyperbolic space, Adv. Appl. Math. 95 (2018) 177--198. arXiv:1707.07790, pdf.
  12. Root space decomposition of \( \mathfrak{g}_2 \) from octonions, J. Pure. Appl. Algebr. 222 (2018) 3036--3042. arXiv:1708.02367, pdf.
  13. A new complex reflection group in PU(9,1) and the Barnes-Wall lattice, to appear in Pacific Journal of Math (2019) arXiv:1804.05778, pdf.
Some computer programs.
Other mathematical writing: Some notes on real and complex hyperbolic geometry and some class notes from old courses.
Links: Ames weather, Iowa State University library Catalog, ArXiv, math-new, AT, CO, GR, GT, NT, RT