Welcome!

I am a lecturer in DPMMS at Cambridge and a fellow at John's.

Research: I study combinatorial and "tropical" structures that arise in the geometry of algebraic varieties and use them to study curves, moduli, and enumerative geometry.

Teaching: Part II Algebraic Geometry (Lent 2021) & Part III Algebraic Surfaces (Lent 2021).

Past Teaching: Toric Varieties (Michaelmas 2019) & Part II Algebraic Geometry (Lent 2020).

Cambridge Algebraic Geometry: I supervise two PhD students (Patrick Kennedy-Hunt and Wanlong Zheng); Navid Nabijou is a Herchel-Smith fellow in my group; Qaasim Shafi is visiting my group from the LSGNT. Mark Gross and his students have cognate research interests; we organize the algebraic geometry seminar.

Travel: Some Past Adventures.

Undergraduates: I regularly work with undergraduate students. You can read about their work here.

Editorial: I am an editor for the Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. Instructions for submission are here.

Kristin DeVleming has a list of things that young mathematicians can do during the current global health crisis that may help you. It's linked here.

Email: dr508 (at) cam. ac . uk

I am proud to support the music and work of Anna Magdalena Kokits. Here is one of my favourite pieces and here is another.

I support and believe in Federico Ardila's axioms:

  • Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

  • Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

  • Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by communities to serve their needs.

  • Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.