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                                                                                                                  email:firstname dot davison@ed dot ac dot uk

As of May 2018 I am a reader at the University of Edinburgh.  From November 2017 I have been supported by the ERC starter grant "Categorified Donaldson-Thomas invariants", while from January 2018 I am additionally supported by a Royal Society university research fellowship.  My research is in Donaldson-Thomas theory and cohomological Hall algebras, with a focus on applications to cluster algebras, nonabelian Hodge theory and geometric representation theory.  At the moment I am particularly interested in the mathematical formulation of BPS Lie algebras, and using cohomological DT theory to understand nonabelian Hodge theory and the interface between string theory and geometric representation theory.

You can get hold of me at bdjdavison at gmail dot com.

In the Autumn of 2019 I will be taking on 2 PhD students, funded by my ERC grant.  The formal application procedure is via this page.  I have in mind a few different topics for PhDs, in geometric representation theory, combinatorics, and algebraic geometry in 2 and 3 dimensions.  Interested applicants are invited to email me on either of the addresses above.

I will also be hiring a postdoc in Autumn 2019, for a 2 year position under my ERC grant, with no teaching requirement.  I am especially interested in applicants working in geometric representation theory, matrix factorizations and quantum groups.  There is actually an array of different postdoctoral positions available at Edinburgh this year: Edinburgh postdoctoral vacancies.  Again, you're encouraged to send informal enquiries to either of the two email addresses above.

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