Brian Smithling

Assistant Professor

Krieger 301
Personal Website


Brian Smithling is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto.

Professor Smithling’s research is in arithmetic and algebraic geometry, and more specifically in Shimura varieties and classification problems related to abelian varieties, p-divisible groups, and formal Lie groups.

He is the organizer for the JHU Number Theory Seminar, and is the co-organizer, along with Thomas Haine, for the JHU-UMD Algebra and Number Theory Day.