### Bhargav Bhatt — Frederick W and Lois B Gehring Professor of Mathematics

Professor Bhatt's research interests lie at the intersection of two fields of mathematics: algebraic geometry (which studies solutions to systems of polynomial equations in many variables) and number theory (which studies properties and relationship of numbers). The interaction between these fields is often mediated through a third field: topology (which studies the qualitative features of shapes). Bhatt's research exploits this connection to transport problems in one field to potentially more tractable problems in the other.