# SAM EVERETT'S PERSONAL WEBSITE

# ABOUT ME

I am a second-year Ph.D. student studying theoretical computer science at The University of Chicago, where I am advised by David Cash and supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. My primary research interests are in cryptography, complexity theory, and mathematical logic more broadly.

I studied math as an undergraduate, where I focused in dynamical systems and geometry. I continue to maintain an interest in geometry and dynamics, especially in areas related to dynamical billiards and ergodic theory.

My email is the concatenation of *sam *and* e *with* @uchicago.edu**.*

## PAPERS

*Subspace reachability and Skolem's problem*.

Submitted.*On the use of dynamical systems in cryptography.*

Chaos, Solitons & Fractals (2024). arXiv.

*Computing periodic points on Veech surfaces** (w**ith Z. Chowdhury, S. Freedman, D. Lee).*

Geom. Dedicata* *(2023).* *arXiv.*A geometric dynamical system with relation to billiards.*

Submitted. arXiv.*Long and short periodic billiard trajectories in the regular pentagon (with V. Lin, A. Mager).*

arXiv.*A piecewise contractive map on triangles.*

J. Dyn. Syst. Geom. Theor. (2020).

## TALKS

*A geometric dynamical system with relation to polygonal billiards.* USC Dynamical Systems Seminar, September 2021.