Jay Daigle

NTT Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Occidental College

Department of Mathematics
Fowler 325
1600 Campus Road F-15
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314

Email: gdaigle@oxy.edu
Twitter: @ProfJayDaigle
Telephone: 323-259-2876


I am an Assistant Professor at Occidental College; I am currently (Spring 2020) teaching Math 395: Special Topics in Advancd Mathematics: Real Analysis II, Math 214: Linear Algebra, and Math 212: Multivariable Calculus.

I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics at Caltech, studying number theory under Matthias Flach, in June 2014. Prior to that I received a Masters of Advanced Study in Mathematics (Tripos part III) at Cambridge University in June 2009 and a B.A. in math from Pomona College in May 2008.

My primary research interests are in number theory and arithmetic geometry. My thesis research used $(\phi, \Gamma)$-modules to study special values of $L$-functions and the equivariant Tamagawa number conjecture, which relates to both the Riemann zeta function and the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture on elliptic curves. You can find a copy of my thesis work here, and a copy of my paper with Matthias Flach here.

I am currently most interested in the study of non-unique factorization problems in numerical monoids. Numerical monoids have a rich theory of factorization that is accessible to students with an undergraduate background in mathematics.

In my free time, I participate in several forms of social partnered dancing, and used to compete in and coach ballroom dance.