I have moved to Ohio State where I will be a lecturer starting Fall 2017.

Max Glick

Office: Monteith 121


I am a postdoctoral fellow in the mathematics department at the University of Connecticut. I was an NSF postdoc at University of Minnesota from 2013 to 2016 and I spent 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.


In Spring 2017 I am teaching Math 2210 and Math 3250.


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.


  • The limit point of the pentagram map, arXiv:1707.02320
  • The Berenstein-Kirillov group and cactus groups, joint with M. Chmutov and P. Pylyavskyy, arXiv:1609.02046
  • Discrete solitons in infinite reduced words, joint with P. Pylyavskyy, arXiv:1606.01213.
  • Y-meshes and generalized pentagram maps, joint with P. Pylyavskyy, Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, 112 (2016), 753-797.
  • The Devron property, Journal of Geometry and Physics 87 (2015), 161-189.
  • On singularity confinement for the pentagram map, Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics 38 (2013), 597-635.
  • The pentagram map and Y-patterns, Advances in Mathematics 227 (2011), 1019-1045.
  • Other activities

    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).

    I think it would be fun to collect data pertaining to the cluster algebra community, a task made much easier thanks to Fomin's portal.  Perhaps there could be some sort of rewards program for frequent clusters.  If you are interested, please send me an e-mail with your name, affiliation, and the number of events under "Conferences, Summer Schools, and Lecture Series" in the portal that you have attended.