Vlad Serban


Date of birth: 7th December 1988
Nationality: Luxembourg
Academic titles: Ph. D., M. Sc.

Professional Address:
Faculty of Mathematics
University of Vienna
Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1
A-1090 Wien

Main areas of research:

My main scientific interests are in algebraic number theory and arithmetic geometry. I am particularly interested in the use of p-adic methods in the study of automorphic forms, Galois representations, and L-functions as well as p-adic aspects of the Manin-Mumford and Andre-Oort Conjectures.

Academic Education:

  • 2011 – 2016: Ph. D. student, Mathematics, Northwestern University, USA.
    Thesis: Infinitesimal  p-adic Manin-Mumford and applications to Hida theory
    Advisor: Frank Calegari
  • 2009-2011: Masters of Science (MSc), Mathematics, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2006 – 2009: Bachelor of Science (BSc), Mathematics, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland.

Career Development:

  • Sept 2017 - present: Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Vienna. Employed by the START-prize Y966 of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
  • Jan 2017 – June 2017: Postdoctoral Fellow
    "Thematic Program on Unlikely Intersections, Heights, and Efficient Congruencing"  Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, Canada

Bibliography (For papers written in course of this project, see also “Publications”):