John Pardon

Curriculum Vitae

The published versions of the papers below may differ slightly from the local version here.


  1. Smoothing finite group actions on three-manifolds. Preprint. (January 2019).
  2. (with Sheel Ganatra and Vivek Shende). Microlocal Morse theory of wrapped Fukaya categories. Submitted. (September 2018).
  3. (with Sheel Ganatra and Vivek Shende). Structural results in wrapped Floer theory. Submitted. (September 2018).
  4. Totally disconnected groups (not) acting on two-manifolds. Proc. Sympos. Pure Math. (to appear) (July 2018).
  5. (with Sheel Ganatra and Vivek Shende). Covariantly functorial wrapped Floer theory on Liouville sectors. Submitted. (January 2018).
  6. Contact homology and virtual fundamental cycles. Submitted. (October 2015).
  7. (with Emmanuel Giroux). Existence of Lefschetz fibrations on Stein and Weinstein domains. Geom. Topol. 21 (2017), no. 2, 963--997. Published Version. MR3626595.
  8. An algebraic approach to virtual fundamental cycles on moduli spaces of pseudo-holomorphic curves. Geom. Topol. 20 (2016), no. 2, 779--1034. Published Version. MR3493097.
  9. The Hilbert--Smith conjecture for three-manifolds. J. Amer. Math. Soc. 26 (2013), no. 3, 879--899. Published Version. MR3037790.
  10. The link concordance invariant from Lee homology. Algebr. Geom. Topol. 12 (2012), no. 2, 1081--1098. Published Version. MR2928905.
  11. (with János Kollár). Algebraic varieties with semialgebraic universal cover. J. Topol. 5 (2012), no. 1, 199--212. Published Version. MR2897053.
  12. On the distortion of knots on embedded surfaces. Ann. of Math. (2) 174 (2011), no. 1, 637--646. Published Version. MR2811613.
  13. Central limit theorems for uniform model random polygons. J. Theoret. Probab. 25 (2012), no. 3, 823--833. Published Version. MR2956214.
  14. Central limit theorems for random polygons in an arbitrary convex set. Ann. Probab. 39 (2011), no. 3, 881--903. Published Version. MR2789578.
  15. Concurrent normals to convex bodies and spaces of Morse functions. Math. Ann. 352 (2012), no. 1, 55--71. Published Version. MR2885575.
  16. On the unfolding of simple closed curves. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 361 (2009), no. 4, 1749--1764. Published Version. MR2465815.
On Composition in Categories