Max Glick

Office: MA 118


I am a lecturer in the mathematics department at Ohio State University. I was a postdoc at University of Connecticut from 2016 to 2017, an NSF postdoc at University of Minnesota from 2013 to 2016 and a postdoc during the 2012-2013 year at MSRI and UC Berkeley. I completed my PhD in 2012 at University of Michigan under the supervision of Sergey Fomin.

I have a cv and a research statement.


In Fall 2018 I am teaching Math 1156: Calculus for Bilogical Sciences.


My interests lie in the field of algebraic combinatorics, and more specifically, cluster algebras. I would like to better understand how cluster algebras relate to projective geometry and discrete integrable systems.

For a quick taste of my mathematical interests, take a look at the animation in slides 9 through 16 of this presentation. Trying to understand the incidence theorem in question leads in many surprisingly deep directions that have informed my work on the pentagram map and also that of my REU student (who proved that the green lines on slide 16 intersect at the center of mass of the eight vertices on slide 9).


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I play bridge in my free time. An article about my team back in Michigan was written here (thanks to Jin for supplying the file).

New Fall 2018: I am trying to get a weekly math department bridge game going. Please let me know if you are interested. We would be happy to teach you the rules, and experienced folks are also welcome.