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I am a reader at the University of Edinburgh, and a member of the Hodge Institute. 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.

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 the address under my picture.

I will also be hiring a postdoc in Autumn 2019, for a 2 year position under my ERC grant, with no teaching requirement. The advert can be found here - the deadline is 7th of January 2019. 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 me informal enquiries regarding these.

All photos were taken in bonnie Scotland. Apart from the capybara.