Before that, I was a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.
And before that, I was a PhD fellow (of the Research Foundation—Flanders) in mathematics, in the research group on fundamental mathematics, at the University of Antwerp. On June 9 I defended my thesis Connections between commutative and noncommutative algebraic geometry, written under the supervision of Wendy Lowen and Michel Van den Bergh.
And even before that, I was a master student at École Polytechnique, where I wrote a mémoire On the homotopy theory of dg categories under the supervision of Bernhard Keller. What happened even earlier than that is hidden in the mists of time.
My mathematical interests are in algebraic geometry, noncommutative algebra and higher structures, in particular I like to think about:
- the structure of derived categories, via exceptional collections and semiorthogonal decompositions
- deformation theory and Hochschild cohomology
- moduli spaces of sheaves on (noncommutative) varieties
- representation theory of finite-dimensional algebras
Besides mathematics, I am interested in LaTeX (and typesetting in general). I also like playing classical guitar, writing counterpoint and fugues, and reading.