Geometry and Mathematical Physics

Calabi Yau Manifest illustration representing continuum mechanicsGeometry plays a fundamental role in Mathematical Physics, for example it underpins several theoretical models in relativistic quantum physics, typically by encoding the underlying hidden symmetries of the model at hand. The Geometry and Mathematical Physics group at the University of Birmingham was established in 2018 and brings together experts in algebraic geometry, integrable systems, mirror symmetry, cluster varieties, quantum groups and quantum Teichmüller theory. 

 

Group members

Professor Marta Mazzocco

Professor Marta Mazzocco

Professor of Mathematics

School of Mathematics

Professor Mazzocco is a specialist in the area of integrable systems, namely mathematical problems often motivated by Mathematical Physics that present unexpected beauty - a serendipity of geometric/algebraic/analytical structures that make a very complicated problem solvable in some sense. Her research brings geometry, quantum algebra and analysis together to describe and tackle problems which ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121414 6195
Email
m.mazzocco@bham.ac.uk

Dr Livia Campo

Dr Livia Campo

Research Fellow

School of Mathematics

Dr Campo works in Birational Geometry, on questions motivated by the classification of algebraic varieties. In particular, she focuses on terminal 3-dimensional Fano varieties in the context of their construction and classification. She is interested in the explicit study of Sarkisov links for Fano 3-folds in relation to pliability and birational rigidity questions.

More recently, she turned her ...

Dr Cyril Closset

Dr Cyril Closset

Royal Society University Research Fellow (Assistant Professor)
Birmingham Fellow

School of Mathematics

Dr Closset is a string theorist, a Royal Society University Research Fellow, a Birmingham Fellow, and a member of the Geometry and Mathematical Physics group. He specialises in string theory, quantum field theory, and other aspects of mathematical physics at the interface between high-energy physics and pure mathematics. The overall theme of his research is supersymmetry, used as a powerful ...

Email
c.closset@bham.ac.uk

Dr Harini Desiraju

Dr Harini Desiraju

Research Fellow

School of Mathematics

Harini Desiraju is a Mathematical Physicist working in the area of Integrable systems. She is interested in developing analytic and geometric methods to study isomonodromic equations. Her recent work focuses on Fredholm determinant representation and combinatorial interpretation of Painlevé tau-functions. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Geometry and Mathematical Physics Group ...

Email
h.desiraju@bham.ac.uk

Dr Daniel Kaplan

Dr Daniel Kaplan

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Mathematics

Dr. Kaplan is a non-commutative algebraist motivated by questions in geometry and topology. His previous work on preprojective algebras includes deformation theory and Diamond Lemma techniques and has applications to quiver varieties, symplectic geometry, and non-commutative resolutions. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Geometry and Mathematical Physics Group at the ...

Email
d.kaplan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tyler Kelly

Dr Tyler Kelly

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

School of Mathematics

Dr. Kelly is an algebraic geometer, specializing in its interactions in mathematical physics and mirror symmetry. As a member of the Geometry and Mathematical Physics groupat the University of Birmingham, Kelly conducts research that provides new geometrical insights in problems that arise from physical questions and discoveries. Kelly has broad research interests centred around mirror symmetry, ...

Email
t.kelly.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ana Peón-Nieto

Dr Ana Peón-Nieto

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

School of Mathematics

Dr. Peón-Nieto’s work focuses on Higgs bundles. These objects appeared as solutions to differential equations motivated by physics; they are to monopoles what the latter are to instantons. Several approaches allow to tackle Higgs bundles, be it from the differential, symplectic or algebraic geometric point of view. This richness has led to connections with many subjects in ...

Email
a.peon-nieto@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michel van Garrel

Dr Michel van Garrel

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

School of Mathematics

Dr. van Garrel is a researcher in algebraic geometry and mirror symmetry. He specializes in enumerative geometry, in particular log Gromov-Witten theory, in birational geometry, especially with regards to rationality questions and in the Gross-Siebert programme as the mechanism that explains mirror symmetry and constructs mirror families.

Among his most important contributions, Dr. van Garrel ...

Telephone
+49 1511 2986236
Email
m.vangarrel@bham.ac.uk

Visiting Professors

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