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Research Areas

Geometry and Topology Geometric Topology Motivic Homotopy Theory Homotopy Theory Algebraic Topology

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Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Chicago, 2017


Dr. Xu earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago in 2017.

Dr. Xu works in algebraic topology and his research work is focused on classical, motivic and equivariant homotopy groups of spheres, with connections and applications to chromatic homotopy theory and geometric topology.

Dr. Xu was a Moore Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 2017 and 2020.


Frontiers of Science Awards, 2023
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, class of 2023
International Congress of Mathematicians Speaker - 2022
K-Theory Prize - 2022
NSF Research Grants - 2018, 2021
ICCM Best Paper Award - 2018
William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship, University of Chicago
Plotnick Fellowship, University of Chicago