I'm now an assistant professor of Mathematics at the Chennai Mathematical Institute in India.
I obtained my Phd at Cornell University in 2020, after which I was a postdoc at the University of British Columbia (2020-2022) and the Centre de recherches Mathematiques (2022-2023).
I use Galois theoretic methods to study questions in number theory and arithmetic geometry. My research is primarily in
2020-2022: postdoctoral researcher (Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia)
2015-2020: PhD in Math (Cornell University)
supervisor: Ravi Ramakrishna
2013-2015: Masters in Math (Chennai Math. Inst.)
2010-2013: BSc in Math and Computer science (Chennai Math. Inst.)
During the academic year 2021-2022, I co-organized the UBC Number Theory Seminar.
During spring 2022, I organized the Iwasawa theory Virtual Seminar.
I am co-organizing the AMS special session in Iwasawa theory (Oct 1&2, University of Amherst).
Teaching this semester (Aug-Dec 23)
I'm teaching two couses this semester.
Function field Arithmetic: This is a topics course in number theory, accessible to advanced undergraduate students and Phd students. In this course we study the arithmetic of Drinfeld modules and related structures. These arithmetic objects have properties that are analogous to elliptic curves defined over number fields. The textbook used for this course is "Drinfeld modules" by Papikian. The goal is to discuss the basic properties of Drinfeld modules over local and global fields, their associated Galois representations, as well as the analytic theory. If time permits, we shall also discuss the geometry of Drinfeld modular curves.
Algebraic geometry I: This is an introductory course in algebraic geometry. We discuss the theory of algebraic varieties and the basics of scheme theory. The plan is to cover chapters 1 and 2 from Hartshorne's "Algebraic Geometry". If time permits, we shall also discuss some additional topics from Chapter 3.
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