Nima Rasekh's Home Page

I am a third year graduate student in mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
I like thinking about homotopy theory, in particular if it relates to some logic and category theory,
but I also like teaching and working with students.
I was an undergrad at Shiraz University and master student at the University of Western Ontario also learning math.
I am currently working with my advisor Charles Rezk and Matt Ando to figure out a theory of (elementary) higher topoi.


Contact information

Email: rasekh2 [at]
Office: 113 Altgeld Hall
Office Phone: (217) 300-9542

Research Interests

Some buzz words: Higher Category Theory, Higher Topos Theory, Elementary Topos Theory, Homotopy Type Theory, Simplicial Homotopy Theory
More concretely I think about ...

Notes & Slides

Course Websites

Course website for Math 414: Mathematical Logic (Spring 2017)


I have been a Teaching Assisstant in UIUC for the following courses:


Here are links to seminars I have organized.

Curriculum Vitae

You can find my CV here.

Some Links

Here are links to the homepage of some people whose work I know or like:
Matt Ando, Nerses Aramian, David Gepner, Zhen Huan, Chris Kapulkin, Joachim Kock, Jacob Lurie, Aaron Mazel-Gee, Randy McCarthy, Eric Peterson, Charles Rezk, Emily Riehl, Mike Shulman, Sarah Yeakel

Here are some pages about topology:
List of topologists (by Andrew Baker)

Some links for different conferences and seminars related to homotopy theory:
A list of topology seminars (by Niles Johnson)
Another list of topology seminars (by Sarah Whitehouse)
The Midwest Topology Seminar
The Talbot Workshop
Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference
The UIUC Topology Seminar
The UIUC Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Seminar
The UIUC Graduate Student Homotopy Seminar

Last modified 31 March 2017 by Nima Rasekh. Email: rasekh2 [at]

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