I am a postdoctoral fellow working with Ben Davison at the University of Edinburgh. Before this, I was a PhD student in algebraic geometry at the University of Edinburgh, working under the supervision of Arend Bayer.
My research is in algebraic geometry, in particular applications of the theory of stability conditions and derived categories to the enumerative geometry of curves on Calabi-Yau threefolds, such as Donaldson-Thomas, Pandharipande-Thomas, and BPS invariants. At the moment, I am interested in their underlying motivic and categorical refinements.
In my thesis, I have applied Joyce’s motivic Hall algebra and ideas from the theory of stability conditions to problems in curve-counting on Calabi–Yau threefolds. Together with Jørgen Vold Rennemo and John Calabrese, this has led to the proof of the crepant resolution conjecture for Donaldson–Thomas invariants.
In the academic year 2018-2019, I am organising the Edinburgh Geometry seminar EDGE.
In the academic year 2015-2016 I have been co-organising the Geometry Club (now Hodge Club) together with fellow PhD student Igor Krylov. Furthermore, I was one of the two PostGraduate representatives of the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh.
PhD in Algebraic Geometry, 2014 - 2018
The University of Edinburgh
MSc Mathematical Physics, 2012 - 2014
Universiteit van Amsterdam
L3 en Physique, 2010 - 2011
École Normale Supérieure
BSc (Hons) Mathematics, 2008 - 2012
Universiteit van Amsterdam
BSc (Hons) Physics, 2008 - 2012
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Sep 20, 2017, Modern Moduli Theory (Oxford)
Apr 10, 2017, Spring meeting on Algebraic Geometry
Feb 24, 2017, 2CinC: Cow and Calf in Cardiff
During my time at the University of Amsterdam, I was a teaching assistent for various courses such as Calculus, Linear Algebra, Topology, Analysis on Manifolds, and Statistical Physics. This involved some blackboard teaching and occasionally creating exercises for students.
At the University of Edinburgh the teaching assistant has a more supportive role, and I have TA’d for courses such as Calculus, Introduction to Linear Algebra, Commutative Algebra, and Algebraic Geometry.