# 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 theoretical cryptography, complexity theory, and mathematical logic more broadly.

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

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

## PAPERS

*Deciding subspace reachability problems with application to Skolem's Problem*.

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

Chaos, Solitons & Fractals (2024). arXiv.

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

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

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). arXiv.

## TALKS

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