I am a Juniorprofessor (non-tenure-track) at the University of Augsburg in the group Algebra and Number Theory. In December 2018 I received a positive evaluation, and thus hold an equivalent of a habilitation.
I am broadly interested in algebra and geometry. More specifically, I work on questions in algebraic geometry inspired by string theory. In particular, my interests include Gromov-Witten theory, quantum cohomology, derived categories of coherent sheaves and mirror symmetry.
Special month on F1-Geometry and Motives
In November 2019 we are honoured to host Alexander Smirnov from St. Petersburg. There are two special events on this occasion:
Smirnovis one of the most common last names in Russia. However, back in St. Petersburg I did write my master thesis under Alexander's supervision.)
- Master course
Algebraic Groups and Homogeneous Spaces
- Reading group on motives (jointly with Marco Hien and Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen)
I am involved in the organisation of