Ph.D. Student in Philosophy at Stanford University.
E-Mails: silvia.detoffoli [at]
               silviadt [at]

Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Mathematik, Office: MA 805
Strasse des 17. Juni 136
10623 Berlin
Ph.D. obtained on July 1st 2013, at the Technical University of Berlin.
Certificate of distinction from the Berlin Mathematical School.

Thesis Supervisor
: John M. Sullivan
Thesis Title
: Degrees of Essentiality for Secants of Knots
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Visualization / Diagrammatic reasoning
  • Knot Theory
  • Algebraic Topology
  • Low-Dimensional Topology