- Info -

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California. My interests include smooth dynamical systems, symplectic topology, manifolds and symplectic field theory.

I was previously an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow jointly in Princeton and IAS from 2021 to 2023. Prior to that, I was a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA in 2021.

I received my PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in 2021 under the supervision of Michael Hutchings .

I have been awarded the Herb Alexander Thesis Prize, the NSF Graduate Fellowship, the UC Chancellor's Fellowship, and the Rose Hills Foundation Fellowship.

- Teaching & Seminars -

- PU/IAS Symplectic Seminar (Fall 2021-Spring 2023)
- Princeton courses: Fall 2022
- Wrapped Floer Theory Seminar (Fall 2019)
- Monopole Floer Seminar (Spring 2019)
- Legendrian Floer Homology Reading Group (Fall 2018)
- Berkeley Geometry Undergrad Program (Summer 2018)
- Floer Analysis Learning Seminar (Fall 2018)
- Gauge Theory Seminar (Fall 2017)
- UC Berkeley courses: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
- Pre 2015: MathRoots and HSSP Topics In Pure Math

- Solutions -

- Papers , Preprints & Projects -

- J. Chaidez, S. Tanny.
*Elementary SFT Spectral Gaps And The Strong Closing Property For Near Periodic Flows*. In Preparation. - J. Chaidez, J. Cotler, X. Cui.
*Combed Trisections Diagrams And Non-Semisimple 4-Manifold Invariants*. [arxiv] - J. Chaidez, O. Edtmair, L. Wang, Y. Yuan, Z. Zhao.
*Legendrian Embedded Contact Homology*. [arxiv] - J. Chaidez, B. Wormleighton.
*Newton-Okoukov Bodies And Symplectic Embeddings Into Non-Toric Rational Surfaces*. [arxiv] - J. Chaidez, I. Datta, R. Prasad, S. Tanny.
*Contact Homology And The Strong Closing Lemma For Ellipsoids*. To appear in Journal of Modern Dynamics [arxiv] - J. Chaidez, O. Edtmair.
*The Ruelle Invariant And Convexity In Higher Dimensions*. [arxiv] - J. Chaidez, B. Wormleighton.
*Lattice Formulas For Rational SFT Capacites*. [arxiv] - J. Chaidez, O. Edtmair.
*3D Convex Contact Forms And The Ruelle Invariant*. Inventiones mathematicae. 229, 243–301 (2022) [arxiv, journal] - J. Chaidez, M. Hutchings.
*Computing Reeb Dynamics On 4d Convex Polytopes*. Journal of Computational Dynamics. 8(4) (2021) p. 403-445 [arxiv, journal] - J. Chaidez, B. Wormleighton.
*ECH Embedding Obstructions For Rational Surfaces*. [arxiv] - J. Chaidez, J. Cotler, X. Cui.
*4-Manifold Invariants From Hopf Algebras*. Algebraic & Geometric Topology 22 (2022), p. 3747-3807 [arxiv] - J. Chaidez, C. Munteanu.
*Essential Tori In Spaces Of Symplectic Embeddings*. Algebraic & Geometric Topology 21 (2021) p. 2489–2522 [arxiv, journal] - Note: Preprints marked with ■ are submitted, under revision or published.