Brendan Guilfoyle

I am a mathematician and my main area of research is geometry. Over the past decade I have spent most of my efforts investigating the geometry of spaces of geodesics and their applications.

This work has culminated in the proof, in collaboration with Wilhelm Klingenberg, of an 80 year-old conjecture in classical surface theory called the Caratheodory Conjecture. More details of this can be found here.

Congratulations to my doctoral supervisor Karen Uhlenbeck (pictured on the left at my dissertation defence in 1997) who has recently been awarded the 2019 Abel Prize in Mathematics - the first woman ever to receive the award.

I recently dedicated a paper to Karen for all of her support down the years. The paper can be found here: On isolated umbilic points.

Check out my new blog: The MathArchist.