# 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. This year, I am co-coordinating MAT237: Multivariable Calculus with Proofs and teaching MAT246: Concepts in Abstract Mathematics.

In 2024-2025, I am a Blue '24 MAA Project NExT Fellow - a program for young career mathematicians that focuses on New Experiences in Teaching.

I obtained my Ph.D. in 2021 from the Department of Mathematics at Emory University under the supervision of John Duncan. I have an undergraduate degree in Physics (with a minor in Mathematics) from Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan.

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 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. Recently, I've gotten into Cryptic Crosswords.

## 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.