Dr. Jason Parsley
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: Manchester 330
Phone: (336) 758-4990
Home Page:
Email: parslerj ‘at’




Ph.D., Mathematics, 2004, University of Pennsylania
M.A., Mathematics, 2001, University of Pennsylania
B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, 1996, Duke University

Research Interests: Differential Geometry, Geometric Analysis, Physical Knot Theory


  1. “Understanding geometry in the dance studio”, Jason Parsley and Christina Soriano,
    J. of Mathematics and the Arts, 3:1, March 2009, 11-19,doi:10.1080/17513470902864262
  2. “A new cohomological formula for helicity in R^{2k+1} reveals the effect of a diffeomorphism on helicity”, Jason Cantarella and Jason Parsley, J. of Geometry & Physics, 60:9, Sept. 2010, 1127-1155,doi:10.1016/j.geomphys.2010.04.001arxiv:0903.1465
  3. “An infinite family of convex Brunnian links in R^n”, Bob Davis, Hugh Howards, Jonathan Newman, and Jason Parsley,Geometriae Dedicata, 155:1, 141-149, Dec. 2011 doi:10.1007/s10711-011-9581-4arxiv:1101.4863
  4. “The Biot-Savart operator and electrodynamics on subdomains of the three-sphere”,
    J. Math. Phys., to appear, Jan. 2012 (tentative date) arxiv:0904.3524
  5. “Intrinsic symmetry groups of links with 8 and fewer crossings”, Michael Berglund, Jason Cantarella, Meredith Perrie Casey, Ellie Dannenberg, Whitney George, Aja Johnson, Amelia Kelly, Al LaPointe, Matt Mastin, Jason Parsley, Jacob Rooney, Rachel Whitaker,submitted. arxiv:1010.3234
  6. “A geometric and combinatorial view of weighted voting”, Sarah Mason and Jason Parsley submitted. arxiv:1109.1082

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Classes: Calculus, Explorations in Mathematics, Topology, Differential Topology, Knot Theory, Differential Geometry, Real Analysis

Personal Interests: Tennis, Basketball, Outdoor activities, Film