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. 

Team photo of the Geometry and Mathematica Physics research group at the University of BirminghamMembers of the Geometry and Mathematics Physics research group

The research interests of our members are listed below. We have plans to expand and will be looking to recruit a new Research Associate and PhD student to join us in 2018.

Group leader

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

Group members

Dr Andrea Brini

Dr Andrea Brini

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

School of Mathematics

Andrea Brini is a Senior Lecturer within the Geometry and Mathematical Physics group at the School of Mathematics.
His research field lies at the intersection of Algebraic Geometry, Integrable Systems and High Energy Physics. Andrea works on the Geometry of String Theory and its interface with other areas of Mathematics. His main research topic is the theory of topological strings and ...

Telephone
+44 121 414 46194
Email
a.brini@bham.ac.uk

Dr Calum Horrobin

Dr Calum Horrobin

Postdoctoral Research Associate

School of Mathematics

Calum Horrobin is a postdoctoral research associate of Professor Marta Mazzocco. His research interests include integrable systems, the analytic theory of differential equations, the Riemann-Hilbert correspondence and the interactions of these topics with geometry and mathematical physics. His current work is primarily concerned with solving the direct monodromy problem for some of the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6580
Email
c.n.horrobin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tyler Kelly

Dr Tyler Kelly

Lecturer

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, Dr. Kelly and colleagues conduct research that provides new geometrical insights in problems that arise from physical questions and discoveries. Dr. Kelly’s publications include results ...

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

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