Christopher W.
Seaton
Associate Professor
and H.C. Ellett Professor,
Department of Mathematics and Computer
Science,
Contact:
Email: seatonc@rhodes.edu
Phone: 9018433721
Office: 320 Ohlendorf
Snail Mail: Math and Computer
Science Department
Rhodes College
2000 N. Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112

Teaching
(Spring, 2014):
TR 11:00 am—12:15 pm, Ohlendorf
225
syllabus
schedule
 Math 26101: Linear Algebra
TR 2:00—3:15 pm, Ohlendorf
225
syllabus
schedule
 Math 38601: Junior Seminar
TR 3:30—4:45 pm Ohlendorf
225
syllabus grading protocol schedule
 Math 48601: Senior Seminar
TR 3:30—4:45 pm Ohlendorf
225
syllabus grading protocol schedule
 Math DI: Invariant Theory
W 1:30—2:45 pm Ohlendorf
320
syllabus
 Math 46502: Matrix Groups
W 3:00—3:50 pm Ohlendorf
320
syllabus
schedule

Teaching
(Spring, 2014):
Tues: 11:00
am—1:15 pm
Fri: 1:00—1:50
pm
Students are welcome to make appointments at other
times. My quantity of regularly
scheduled office hours is by no means representative of the amount of time I
expect to work with students outside of the classroom.

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find a more complete schedule.
C. V.
Math 115:
Applied Calculus Course Development Materials
Publications and Preprints:
(click here for some supplemental materials)
An impossibility theorem for
linear symplectic circle quotients
(with HansChristian Herbig, submitted)
The Hilbert series of a linear
symplectic circle quotient
(with HansChristian Herbig, submitted)
Stratifications of nertia spaces of compact Lie
group actions
(with Carla Farsi and Markus Pflaum; submitted)
Functional equations for
orbifold wreath products
(with Carla Farsi; submitted)
An orbit Cartan type decomposition of the inertia space of SO(2m) acting on R^{2}^{m}
(with John Wells, to appear in Involve: a Journal of
Mathematics)
Extensions of the EulerSatake characteristic for nonorientable
3orbifolds and indistinguishable examples
(with Ryan Carroll, to appear in Involve: a Journal of
Mathematics)
Gammaextensions of the
spectrum of an orbifold
(with Carla Farsi and Emily Proctor; to appear in the Transactions
of the American Mathematical Society)
On orbifold
criteria for symplectic toric quotients
(with Carla Farsi and HansChristian Herbig, Symmetry, Integrability, and
Geometry 9 (2013), 032, 33 pages.
Extensions of the Euler—Satake characteristic and point singularities
of orientable 3—orbifolds
(with Ryan Carroll, Kodai
Mathematical Journal 36 (2013), 179—188)
Free and free abelian EulerSatake characteristics of nonorientable
2orbifolds
(with John Schulte and Bradford Taylor; Topology
and its Applications 158 (2011), 2244—2255)
Algebraic structures associated to orbifold wreath products
(with Carla Farsi, Journal of
KTheory 8 (2011), 323—338)
Generalized
orbifold Euler characteristics for general orbifolds and wreath products
(with Carla Farsi; Algebraic
and Geometric Topology 11 (2011), 523—551)
Classifying closed 2orbifolds
with Euler characteristics
(with Whitney DuVal, John Schulte, and Bradford Taylor; Glasgow
Mathematical Journal 52 (2010), no. 3, 555—574)
Generalized
twisted sectors of orbifolds
(with Carla Farsi; Pacific
Journal of Mathematics 246 (2010), no. 1, 49—74)
Nonvanishing
vector fields on orbifolds
(with Carla Farsi; Transactions
of the American Mathematical Society 362 (2010), 509—535)
The index
of a vector field on an orbifold with boundary
(with Elliot Paquette, Involve: a Journal of
Mathematics 2 (2009), no. 2, 161—175)
Two GaussBonnet and PoincaréHopf
theorems for orbifolds with boundary
(paper version in Differential
Geometry and its Applications 26 (2008), no. 1, 42—51)
Characteristic
classes of bad orbifold vector bundles
(Journal
of Geometry and Physics 57 (2007), no. 11, 2365—2371)
Ktheory of crepant
resolutions of complex orbifolds with SU(2) singularities
(Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics
37 (2007), no. 5, 1705—171)
A complete obstruction to the
existence of nonvanishing vector fields on almostcomplex, closed cyclic
orbifolds
Recent/Upcoming Presentations:
March 13, 2014
Geometry of
symplectic quotients via invariant theory II
Joint work with
Carla Farsi, Daniel Herden, and Gerald Schwaz
Commutative Algebra
Seminar, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln NE
October 19, 2013
The inertia
space of a proper Lie groupoid as a stratified differentiable space
Joint work with
Carla Farsi and Markus Pflaum
Fall Central
Sectional Meeting of the AMS,
Washington
University, St. Louis, MO
April 14, 2013
The inertia
space associated to a proper Lie group action as a stratified space
Joint work with
Carla Farsi and Markus Pflaum
Spring Western
Sectional Meeting of the AMS,
University of
Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
September 12, 2012
A stratification of the orbit
space of a Gmanifold for a compact
Lie group G
Joint work with Carla Farsi and
Markus Pflaum
Centre for Quantum Geometry and
Moduli Spaces,
Aarhus University, Aarhus
Denmark
January 21—22, 2012
An
explicit stratification of the inertia space for a connected, compact Lie
group action
Joint
work with Carla Farsi and Markus Pflaum
Groupoidfest
2011,
University
of Nevada, Reno
Reno,
NV
July
28, 2011
On
orbifold criteria for Hamiltonian toric quotients
Joint
work with Carla Farsi and HansChristian Herbig
Workshop
on Recent developments on Orbifolds
Chern
Institute of Mathematics
Tianjin,
China
August 4, 2010
Gammaextensions of orbifold
Euler characteristics
Joint work with Ryan Carroll,
Whitney DuVal, Carla Farsi, John Schulte, and Bradford Taylor
Centre for Quantum Geometry of
Moduli Spaces,
Aarhus University, Aarhus,
Denmark