Gabriel C. Drummond-Cole


I am a tenure-track research fellow at the IBS Center for Geometry and Physics in Pohang, South Korea.

I received my PhD in 2010 under the supervision of John Terilla at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (alternate site) and spent three years as an NSF postdoc at Northwestern University.

My research interests include operadic and homotopy algebra, quantum field theory, and the moduli space of Riemann surfaces.

2016 Model structures for coalgebras. With J. Hirsh. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc 144, 1467–1481.
2015 Homotopy probability theory I. With J.-S. Park and J. Terilla. J. Homotopy Relat. Struct. 10 (3), 425–435.
Homotopy probability theory II. With J.-S. Park and J. Terilla. J. Homotopy Relat. Struct. 10 (3), 623–635.
2014 An update on domineering on rectangular boards. Integers 14, 13 pages.
Formal formality of the hypercommutative algebras of low dimensional Calabi-Yau varieties. Comm. Math. Phys. 327, 433–441.
2013 Homotopically trivializing the circle in the framed little disks. J. Topol. DOI: 10.1112/jtopol/jtt040, 36 pages.
The minimal model for the Batalin-Vilkovisky operad. With B. Vallette. Selecta Math. 19 (1), 1–47.
2010 Algebras over Ω(coFrob). With J. Terilla and T. Tradler. J. Homotopy Relat. Struct. 5, 15–36.
2009 Intrinsically n-linked complete graphs. With D. O'Donnol. Tokyo J. Math. 32, 113–125.
2005 Positions of value *2 in generalized domineering and chess. Integers 5 (1), 13 pages.

2016 An operadic approach to operator-valued free cumulants. ArXiv:1607.04933, 14 pages.
Betti numbers of configuration spaces of surfaces. With B. Knudsen. ArXiv:1608.07490, 26 pages.
A non-crossing word cooperad for free homotopy probability theory. ArXiv:1602.08867. Accepted, MATRIX conference proceedings, 17 pages.
Homotopy probability theory on a Riemannian manifold and the Euler equation. With J. Terilla. ArXiv:1608.00141, 17 pages.
2015 Chain level string topology operations. With K. Poirier and N. Rounds. ArXiv:1506.02596, 67 pages.
2014 Cones in homotopy probability theory. With J. Terilla. ArXiv:1410.5506, 8 pages.
2004 Temperature two in domineering. Unpublished note, 2 pages.

ArXiv versions of most of these papers and preprints are available.

I can be contacted at or gabriel_c_drummond_cole_at_gmail.


Research Statement (not necessarily current)

I compile and maintain notes in LaTeX of many conferences, seminars, workshops, and courses.

Here are notes for some talks I've given.