Wenyuan Li  李文远

Research Writing Teaching

I'm a third year graduate student of the mathematics department at Northwestern university. I got my Bachelor's degree at Peking university in China. Here is my CV.

Email: wenyuanli2023 at u.northwestern.edu

Office: Lunt Hall B11, Northwestern university.


My research interest is symplectic/contact topology. It originates from the study of 'phase spaces' in classical mechanics, where one considers the space encoding both the location and the momentum of the particles, though nowadays people studying this subject have gone much further. The word 'symplectic' is borrowed from ancient Greek which means 'complex' (I learned this from Professor Ivan Smith's ICM talk).

More specifically, I'm focusing on some symplectic/contact invariants coming from microlocal sheaf theory, especially invariants of Legendrian submanifolds and Lagrangian submanifolds.

I'm a student of Professor Emmy Murphy and Professor Eric Zaslow.



h-Principle in Symplectic Geometry

Sheaf Theory in Symplectic Geometry


Teaching Assistant

MATH 220-1, Single Variable Differential Calculus, Fall 2019

MATH 230-1, Multi Variable Differential Calculus, Winter 2020

MATH 230-1, Multi Variable Differential Calculus, Spring 2020

MATH 290-1, MENU Linear Algebra and Multi Variable Calculus I, Fall 2020

MATH 330-1, Abstract Algebra I, Fall 2020

MATH 290-2, MENU Linear Algebra and Multi Variable Calculus II, Winter 2021

MATH 330-2, Abstract Algebra II, Winter 2021

I'm also helping Prof. Elton Hsu and Dr. Miguel Lerma with the Northwestern Putnam training sessions.

External links

Northwestern Math Department;

Northwestern Geometry/Physics Seminar; (Past events in 2018-2019, maintained by Dr. Bahar Acu)