PhD students

 

Davide Dal Martello (Supervisor: Marta Mazzocco)

Davide dal Martello

Davide dal Martello

In short

“I'm exploring the dazzling realm of quantum algebras and noncommutative geometry, with the guidance of Professor Mazzocco. In parallel to my research project involving generalized double affine Hecke algebras, I indulge a fatal attraction to quantum groups. When I’m not climbing, kumite fighting or relishing a state-of-the-art pizza, I love to dive into breathtaking stories in RPGs, movies and novels.”

Ilia Gayur (Supervisor: Marta Mazzocco)

Ilia Gaiur

Ilia Gaiur

In short

“My research interests lie in mathematical physics, more precisely I am interested in integrable systems, symplectic geometry, Lie theory and interaction of these fields. Currently I am studying Hamiltonian aspects of the isomonodromic deformations equations and their quantization. I obtained my masters at MEPhI in Moscow. In my free time I do photography and travel.”

Osama Khlaif (Supervisor: Cyril Closset)

Osama Khlaif

Osama Khlaif

In short

“My research interests lie in both theoretical and mathematical physics. For instance, I am interested in studying topological quantum field theories and their applications to knot theory. My current research concerns the aspects of the marvelous principle of supersymmetric localization where I am trying to apply the exact results obtained via this principle in attacking different problems in theoretical physics, string theory in particular. Before starting my Ph.D at the University of Birmingham, I obtained a master’s degree on Theoretical Particle Physics from ICTP in Italy and another one on Mathematical Physics from Université de Bourgogne in France. Outside mathematics and physics, I am interested in learning more about Psychology. I also enjoy reading novels, especially those written by Ken Follett!”

Robert Maher (Supervisor: Tyler Kelly)

Robert Maher

Robert Maher

In short

“My research interests consist of problems in algebraic geometry that are motivated by string theory. In particular, I am interested in mirror symmetry and its applications to problems in enumerative geometry, with a further emphasis on the connections to integrable systems. I completed an MSc in Mathematical Physics at the University of Alberta before joining the University of Birmingham, where my advisor is Dr Tyler Kelly. Outside of mathematics, I enjoy politics, travelling and relaxing with friends.”

Aimeric Malter (Supervisor: Tyler Kelly)

Aimeric Malter

Aimeric Malter

In short

“My main research interests lie in the mathematics surrounding the B-side of Mirror symmetry. I am looking at different mirror constructions and ultimately try to link them using tools from tropical, toric and logarithmic geometry. More broadly I also like to learn about general developments in algebraic geometry. I am half-french and half-german, growing up in the (rainy) city of Bremerhaven in Germany. Prior to moving to Birmingham I did my BA and MMath at the University of Cambridge. Outside of mathematics I particularly enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee.”