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Image Sir Michael Atiyah
Sir Michael Atiyah has been honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh since 1997. In 2008/09, he delivered the Edinburgh Lectures on Geometry, Analysis and Physics. The Atiyah 80+ website has a wealth of material about Sir Michael, including the recent interview.
Image Arend Bayer JCMB 5616, arend.bayer at ed.ac.uk
I have been working on questions in algebraic geometry motivated by string theory and mirror symmetry; for a while that meant Gromov-Witten theory, in the last few years mostly derived categories and stability conditions. Recently that has led me to very classical questions in algebraic geometry, via wall-crossing and birational geometry of moduli spaces.
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Image Ivan Cheltsov
I am interested in birational geometry and its connections with algebra, geometry and topology. My interests include classification of singular del Pezzo surfaces, non-rationality of singular Fano threefolds, finite subgroups in Cremona groups, automorphisms of affine cones over del Pezzo surfaces, birational transformations of threefold fibred in del Pezzo surfaces, alpha-invariants of log Fano varieties, quotient singularities, topology of singular del Pezzo surfaces and Fano threefolds. I currently supervise 1 PhD student, Igor Krylov, who is working on del Pezzo fibrations. You can find all my papers here. My PhD adviser and my ex-PhD students can be found here
Image Iain Grant Gordon JCMB 5622, Tel. +44 131 650 4879
I am interested in Lie theoretic representation theory and its connections with combinatorics, geometry and noncommutative things. I currently help to direct 4 PhD students, all working on different projects, not necessarily very closely related to my own research. You can find my papers on the arXiv, Google Scholar, MathSciNet, or my homepage. Not everything is on the arXiv.
Image Milena Hering
I am working on algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, and combinatorics. My interests include positivity properties of line bundles and syzygies, toric varieties, and tropical varieties.
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Image David Jordan
I study various algebraic systems which lie between representation theory and physics. More precisely, my research falls roughly into three distinct areas: firstly, I study tensor categories in their various flavors (fusion, braided, symmetric, stable oo-…) - their classification, and their representation theory. Secondly, I study the interplay between non-commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. Finally, I study quantization problems involving quantum groups, quantum orbit spaces, and their geometry. You can find my papers on the ArXiv.
Photo of Tom Leinster Tom Leinster
Most of what I do is about category theory and its many applications, including some nonstandard ones such as geometric measure and aspects of both analysis and theoretical ecology. They are loosely unified by the themes of size and measurement. I am one of the hosts of the n-Category Café, a research blog where I have written about many of my interests. My papers, talks and blog entries can all be found through my home page.
Image Tom Lenagan
I am interested in noncommutative algebra, in particular in growth of algebras and quantum algebras. I'm also interested in totally nonnegative matrices. Click on my name to reach my webpage where publications are listed.
Image Antony Maciocia
My primary interests are in moduli spaces of objects in the derived category of sheaves on low dimensional algebraic varieties, especially Calabi-Yau varieties and more especially abelian and K3 surfaces. I am also interested in triangulated categories and hyperkahler geometry more generally. I am especially fond of the Fourier-Mukai transform as a means to understand the detailed structure of varieties and their moduli spaces of sheaves. See arxiv for a list of papers.
Image Johan Martens
I study algebro-geometric and symplectic structures of various moduli spaces, mostly with links to physics (gauge theory, conformal field theory, integrable systems).
Image Liam O'Carroll
Although retired, I am continuing with research in Commutative Algebra. You can find my papers on the arXiv, on google scholar (ignoring the obvious non-mathematical ones) and on MathSciNet. Only very recent papers and preprints are on the arXiv, and only papers up to 2010 are on the departmental webpage.
Jon Pridham
I work on applications of abstract homotopy theory to algebraic geometry. My research has two main strands: derived algebraic geometry, and homotopy theory of algebraic varieties (including number-theoretical and motivic aspects). You can find my papers on the arXiv or my homepage.
Image Andrew Ranicki
Being the only topologist in the School, I am on the endangered species list. I work in the surgery theory of manifolds in dimensions high and low. I am currently particularly interested in braids. I am most fortunate to have 4 students on the active list: Supreedee Dangskul, Patrick Orson, Chris Palmer and Carmen Rovi, who work on different aspects of manifolds.
Image Sue Sierra
I am a noncommutative ring theorist, specialising in interactions between ring theory and algebraic geometry, particularly the use of geometric techniques to solve problems in algebra. I am particularly interested in birationally commutative algebras (graded algebras that embed in a skew polynomial extension over a commutative ring) and in graded domains of low GK-dimension. Much of my research is motivated by the attempt to classify connected graded domains of GK-dimension 3. I am also interested in moduli problems for graded rings and in algebraic geometry, and recently I have begun to work on problems coming from Lie theory. My papers are available on my webpage.
Image Agata Smoktunowicz
I am interested in noncommutative algebra. You can see my publications on MathSciNet.
Chris Smyth
I am a number theorist.
Image Michael Wemyss
I am motivated mainly by problems in algebraic geometry and its interactions with noncommutative algebra, in particular resolutions of singularities and the minimal model program. As part of this, my research encompasses many of the related commutative and homological algebra structures and their representation theory, especially Cohen-Macaulay modules, triangulated and derived categories, cluster-tilting and higher AR theory.
Image Julia Collins
I was formerly a researcher in the field of Knot Theory (topology); specifically, looking at slice knots and the structure of the knot concordance group. Occasionally I still publish papers, but my main job is to do outreach and teaching in the School of Mathematics.

We have also several faculty in neighbouring fields with strong interest in geometry, including Harry Braden, José Figueroa-O'Farrill, James Lucietti and Joan Simon in the Edinburgh Mathematical Physcis group. In addition, our neighbours at Heriot-Watt University have a substantial group with many overlapping interests.

Post-Docs
Image Adam Boocher
I work on algebraic and geometric questions of a combinatorial flavor. At the moment, I'm interested in how the betti numbers of graded modules behave in families and upon degeneration.
Image Adrien Brochier
I'm mostly interested in KZ equations, Drinfeld associators and related topics like quantum groups, knot theory, Cherednik algebras and operads.
Image Will Donovan
I work on derived categories, in relation to birational geometry and non-commutative algebra, using ideas from mirror symmetry and geometric representation theory.
Image Natalia Iyudu
I am interested in noncommutative algebra and its interplay with (noncommutative) geometry, representation theory, operads, homological algebra, K-theory. The structures originated in physics, topology, geometry, such as Calabi-Yau algebras, Novikov algebras, operads of CFT, etc. are of particular interest. My papers are available at ArXiv.
Image Martin Kalck
I am interested in homological structures arising in representation theory, singularity theory and geometry.
Image Ciaran Meachan
My mathematical interests are centred around derived categories of coherent sheaves on smooth projective varieties; in particular, Calabi-Yau varieties. I am currently thinking about irreducible holomorphic symplectic manifolds and their derived autoequivalences.
Image Francois Petit
I am interested in algebraic geometry and its interactions with deformation quantization.
Guillaume Pouchin
I am working on geometric representation theory, connecting the representation theory of objects such as quantum groups or affine Kac-Moody algebras to the geometry of spaces like quiver varieties or Higgs bundles on curves.
Image Evgeny Shinder
I am interested in Algebraic Geometry. Recently I have been studying derived categories of fake projective planes and fake quadrics. Currently I am working out a definition and properties of a zeta-function of a derived category which would generalize the generating series of Hilbert schemes of points in the surface case. Previously I have done some work in Algebraic K-theory (Voevodsky's motives and central simple algebras) and Number Theory (Mahler measure). Please see my webpage http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~eshinder for more details.
Hendrik Suess
I am working in algebraic geometry. At the moment my special interest is focused on algebraic torus actions, Kähler-Einstein metrics and Cox rings of algebraic varieties

Graduate Students
Image Wafa Alagal
I am a PhD student working with Antony Maciocia.
Image Tom Avery
I am PhD student working with Tom Leinster. I'm interested in category theory, and at the moment I'm working on Isbell duality.
Image Chris Campbell
I am PhD student under Iain Gordon and Sue Sierra. I am interested in noncommutative algebraic geometry, specifically using geometric ideas to study noncommutative rings.
Image Supreedee Dangskul
I am a PhD student working with Andrew Ranicki.
Image Barry Devlin
I am PhD student under Tom Leinster, studying category theory.
Image Rollo Jenkins
I'm a PhD student under Iain Gordon and Antony Maciocia. My thesis is on Koszul duality for the category O attached to rational Cherednik algebras and localisation, which takes Cherednik algebra modules and produces sheaves of W-algebra modules for some quiver variety.
Image Joe Karmazyn
I'm a PhD student of Michael Wemyss and Iain Gordon, and have been in Edinburgh since September 2011. I began by studying PBW deformations of Calabi-Yau algebras defined by superpotentials, relating these to symplectic reflection algebras. I've moved on to consider the relation between the deformation theory of non-commutative and geometric resolutions of singularities.
Image Igor Krylov
I am PhD student of Ivan Cheltsov. My fields of interests are: birational geometry and theory of singularities. I am currently working on degenerations of Del Pezzo and Del Pezzo fibrations.
Image Patrick Orson
I am a PhD student of Andrew Ranicki. I am interested in understanding an analytic invariant of smooth manifolds called the eta-invariant, in terms of algebraic topology and algebraic L-theory. This work has a strong relationship to (high- and low-dimensional) knot theory.
Image Chris Palmer
I am a PhD student of Andrew Ranicki. I am interested in combinatorial signature formulae for triangulated manifolds, trisections of symmetric Poincaré complexes and computational algebraic topology.
Image Dulip Piyaratne
I am a PhD student working under Antony Maciocia. My mathematical interests are in algebraic geometry. Currently, I am interested in derived categories, stability conditions and Fourier-Mukai theory.
Image Carmen Rovi JCMB 5603, c.rovi@sms.ed.ac.uk, Tel. +44 0131 650 5067
I am a PhD student working with Andrew Ranicki. My research interests lie in the field of high-dimensional topology. I am specially interested in Surgery theory, and in the last months I have been working on the problem of multiplicativity of the signature of fibre bundles.
Image Rebecca Tramel
I am a PhD student of Arend Bayer, studying algebraic geometry, derived categories, and stability conditions.
Image Noah White
I started my PhD studies in Edinburgh, in September 2012. My supervisors are Michael Wemyss and Iain Gordon. I am primarily interested in representation theory with a Lie theoretic flavour. My current research involves quantum groups and crystals which I am studying using the combinatorics and geometry they produce.

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