I am a Juniorprofessor 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.

Currently I am on a one year research leave to the MPIM in Bonn.

Before coming to Augsburg, I have been a postdoc at IAG in Hannover, ICTP in Trieste, and IHES in Bures-sur-Yvette.

Prior to all of the above, I did my PhD studies at the MPIM in Bonn under the supervision of Yuri Manin.

**Research interests**

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.

**Organisation**

I am involved in the organisation of

- Oberseminar zur Algebra und Zahlentheorie
- Augsburger Mathematisches Kolloquium

In November 2019 we were honoured to host Alexander Smirnov from St. Petersburg. There were two special events on this occasion:

- Master minicourse
Motivic Cohomology and Riemann-Roch Theorem

- Workshop
F1-Geometry and Motives

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.)