Jason "Bailey" Heath
Mathematics PhD Candidate, University of South Carolina
My wife, Meagan, and me on our honeymoon in Rocky Mountain National Park, August 2022.
Graduation from Gettysburg College in May 2019.
Hello! I am a PhD candidate in mathematics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. I am studying algebraic geometry and my adviser is Dr. Alexander Duncan. I have completed my comprehensive exams and expect to finish my PhD in Spring 2024. In May 2019, I graduated with a B.A. from Gettysburg College with a double major in mathematics and psychology.
Currently, I am studying the representation dimensions of algebraic tori. My written comprehensive exam, which largely follows the first six and a half chapters of William Waterhouse's Introduction to Affine Group Schemes, provides some background about what this means.
I am passionate about teaching because I feel that it is an excellent way for me to use my excitement about mathematics to leave a positive impact on people and the world. My favorite quote about teaching, and one of my favorites about mathematics in general, is Paul Halmos's, "The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics." For more information about my teaching, please see my teaching page above.
I am excited to serve as a peer mentor under Dr. Sean Yee through the peer mentorship program at UofSC for the 2022-2023 academic year, in which I will be serving as a mentor to novice graduate student instructors.
Here is a little bit about me outside of academics.
I've lived in four states (SC, GA, FL, and PA).
I'm a huge baseball fan. My favorite MLB teams are the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox.
I enjoy listening to music. AJR is currently my favorite artist. (I saw them in concert in May 2022!)
I got married on August 6, 2022!