# Welcome!

### About Me

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. My research involves moonshine, representation theory, and related aspects of number theory. *

I obtained my Ph.D. in 2021 from the Department of Mathematics at Emory University under the supervision of John Duncan.

The focus of my current research is on representation theory, modular forms, elliptic curves, and moonshine. I am more broadly interested in number theory, algebra, geometry, and mathematical physics.

I have an undergraduate degree in Physics (with a minor in Mathematics) from Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan.

I enjoy teaching and spend a lot of time thinking about effective and inclusive teaching practices. I earned two teaching fellowships and a teaching award during my time in graduate school. You can find details about the fellowships and awards here.

My non-mathematical hobbies include photography, puzzles, improv and cooking.

## Contact Information.

I can be reached at maryam.khaqan@utoronto.ca. My office is located in the Health Sciences Building, HSB384, at 155 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1P8, Canada.

Postcards welcome :)

* P.S. Because I get asked all the time: My first name is pronounced mer + yum (so mer as in the first syllable of mermaid and yum as in delicious). Only two syllables, not Mer-ri-yum and definitely not Mayr-yum.

My last name is pronounced as in this youtube video. I prefer to be called Maryam or Dr. Maryam Khaqan, but not so much Dr. Khaqan.