Univ.-Prof. Balázs Szendrői, PhD

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Professorship for Algebraic Geometry

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Curriculum Vitae:

1992–1995 Bachelor studies in Mathematics, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Senior Wrangler
1995–1996 Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Cambridge
1996–1999 PhD studies in Mathematics, University of Cambridge
1999–2002 Warwick Zeeman Lecturer, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick
2002–2004 Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Mathematics, University of Utrecht
2004 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Washington
2004–2005 European Union Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics, University of Utrecht
2005–2014 Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Oxford
2014-2022 Professor of Pure Mathematics, University of Oxford
2005-2022 Tutor and Martin Powell Fellow in Pure Mathematics, St Peter’s College, Oxford
2015–2019 Senior Tutor (Academic Director), St Peter’s College, Oxford
2012–2014 Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, to visit Free University, Berlin
2013–2014 Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship, University of Oxford
2018 Thematic program organiser, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California
since 2013 International Organiser, Summer Schools of the Eastern African Universities Mathematics Programme
2014-2022 Member of Council, African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, South Africa
since 2017 Executive Editor, Quarterly Journal of Mathematics
since 2018 Charity Trustee, Supporting African Maths Initiatives
since 2018 Member, Committee for Developing Countries, European Mathematical Society
seit September 2022 Professur für Algebraische Geometrie an der Fakultät für Mathematik, Universität Wien

Research areas:

* Algebraic geometry: higher-dimensional geometry, Calabi-Yau varieties, topic and enumerative geometry, McKay correspondence
* Connections to representation theory, singularity theory and enumerative combinatorics
* Research development: development of algebra and geometry research in Africa

"My work in pure mathematics contributes to our understanding of phenomena in higher dimensional geometry, the role of symmetries and singularities, and the transition between discrete and continuous structures. I also aim to help African researchers join the international research effort in these subjects by organising summer schools, workshops, and pursuing direct collaborations with colleagues in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Zambia, Rwanda, Tanzania and elsewhere." (Balázs Szendrői)