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Jonathan Beardsley

Assistant Professor He/him/his


I completed my undergraduate studies in mathematics at Valencia Community College and the University of Central Florida, graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in mathematics. I did my Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins with Jack Morava, focusing on algebraic topology and category theory. I then had a three-year postdoctoral position at the University of Washington where I worked with James Zhang followed by a one year postdoctoral position at Georgia Tech before coming to the University of Nevada, Reno.

Research interests

My research is focused on topics in category theory, homotopy theory and algebraic topology. I am especially interested in: higher category theory; operads; chromatic homotopy theory; K-theory; the "field with one element"; cobordism theories; derived noncommutative algebra.


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University, 2016
  • B.S. in Mathematics, University of Central Florida, 2010

Selected publications

  • Beardsley, Jonathan; Hackney, Philip. Labelled cospan categories and properads. J. Pure Appl. Algebra 228 (2024), no. 2, Paper No. 107471, 62 pp.
  • Beardsley, Jonathan; Péroux, Maximilien. Koszul duality in higher topoi. Homology Homotopy Appl. 25 (2023), no. 1, 53--70.
  • Beardsley, Jonathan; Wong, Liang Ze. The enriched Grothendieck construction. Adv. Math. 344 (2019), 234--261.
  • Beardsley, Jonathan; Wong, Liang Ze. The operadic nerve, relative nerve and the Grothendieck construction. Theory Appl. Categ. 34 (2019), Paper No. 13, 349--374.
  • Beardsley, Jonathan. A theorem on multiplicative cell attachments with an application to Ravenel's $X(n)$ spectra. J. Homotopy Relat. Struct. 14 (2019), no. 3, 611--624.
  • Beardsley, Jonathan; Morava, Jack. Toward a Galois theory of the integers over the sphere spectrum. J. Geom. Phys. 131 (2018), 41--51.