Chi-Kwong Fok

Chi-Kwong Fok
Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice in Mathematics

Chi Kwong Fok is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice in Mathematics at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Auckland, a research associate at the University of Adelaide, and a postdoctoral research fellow in National Center for Theoretical Sciences in Taiwan. His research involves studying spaces with physical implications and desirable symmetries using machinery from algebraic topology and K-theory.

Select Publications

  • Equivariant formality in K-theory, New York Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 25, pp. 315-327, 2019
  • Equivariant formality of isotropy actions, with Jeffrey D. Carlson, Journal of the London Mathematical Society (2), Vol. 97, pp. 470-494, 2018
  • Equivariant twisted Real K-theory of compact Lie groups, Journal of Geometry and Physics, Vol. 124, pp. 325-349, January 2018
  • Adams operations on classical compact Lie groups, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 145, No. 7, pp. 2799-2813, July 2017
  • KR-theory of compact Lie groups with group anti-involutions, Topology and its Applications, Vol. 197, pp. 50-59, 1 January 2016



  • PhD, Mathematics
    Cornell University


Research Interests

  • Algebraic topology
  • Symplectic geometry 
  • Lie groups 
  • K-theory 
  • Mathematical physics