Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320 (919) 660-2874

Born 1/26/1964 England. British citizen.

Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics Oxford 1991 D.Phil. University of Oxford (UK) 1988 B.A. University of Oxford (UK) 1985

String Theory

Mathematical Physics

Quantum field theory

Algebraic geometry

Sloan fellowship 1999

Invited address ICM 1998

Invited address at regional AMS 1999

Langford Award 2001

NSF DMS-0074072

NSF DMS-0301476

Sloan fellowship

- Exoflops in Two Dimensions, AMS regional Meeting, Greensboro, November 9, 2014
- A-infinity Algebras and Superpotentials, Freiburg University, Germany, October 13, 2014
- (0,2)-Deformations and Rational Curves, Texas A & M, April 27, 2014
- The Kahler Moduli Space of Calabi-Yau Manifolds, Hamburg University, August 12-15, 2013
- Exoflops and Extremal Transitions, Stanford, December 17, 2013
- Monodromy and Collapsing del Pezzo Surfaces, CRM Montreal, June 11, 2013
- The topological B-model and superpotentials, BIRS Banff, August 14, 2012
- D-Branes on Calabi-Yau Threefolds, Warwick University, July 9-10, 2012
- D-Branes on Calabi-Yau Threefolds, Bonn University, July 2-4, 2012
- Linear sigma models and (0,2) models, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook, May 14, 2012
- A (0,2) McKay Correspondence, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, December 12, 2011
- A (0,2) McKay Correspondence, Mirror Symmetry Conference, Kansas State U, November 5, 2011
- A Study of (0,2) Deformations of (2,2) Theories, String-Math conference, Penn, June 9, 2011
- Quivers and Matrix Factorizations, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, May 18, 2011
- A Study of (0,2) Deformations of (2,2) Theories, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, May 9, 2011
- D-Branes, Toric Geometry and Matrix Factorizations, Commutative Algebra Conference, Univ of South Carolina, March 18, 2011
- Can Instantons Kill H1(End(T)) Singlets?, Stanford University, December 20, 2010
- String Theory and the McKay Correspondence, University of Pennsylvania, June 15, 2009 - June 19, 2009
- Probing Calabi-Yau Geometry with D-Branes, University of Michigan, March 30, 2009
- Geometry and String Theory, University of Central Florida, February 6, 2009
- Probing Calabi-Yau Geometry with D-Branes, Stony Brook University, January 14, 2009
- Probing Calabi-Yau Geometry with D-Branes, Texas A&M University, November 6, 2008
- Probing Calabi-Yau Geometry with D-Branes, Virginia Tech, October 20, 2008
- B-Type D-Branes on Calabi-Yau Manifolds, KITP, Santa Barbara, July 21, 2008
- Non-Commutative Resolutions and Toric Geometry, BIRS, Banff, May 12, 2008
- Computations in String Theory with Macaulay 2, Cornell University, March 17, 2008
- Matrix Factorizations Made Easy, Snowbird, Utah, June 20, 2007
- B-Type D-Branes on Calabi-Yau Manifolds, Oxford University, May 28, 2007
- Matrix Factorizations and D-Branes, Univ. of Washington, April 19, 2007
- D-Branes and Triangulated Categories, UNC Chapel Hill, April 12, 2007
- Matrix Factorizations and D-Branes, Univ. of Chicago, January 31, 2007
- Matrix Factorizations and D-Branes, Stanford, December 18, 2006
- Superstring Theory and Compactification, UNC, Wilmington, October 13, 2006
- A Simple Superpotential, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 3, 2006
- D-Branes, Mukai and McKay, MSRI, Berkeley, CA, March 20, 2006
- D-Brane Superpotentials, University of Durham, England, July 23, 2005
- Algebraic Geometry for String Theorists, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo ON, Canada, June 20, 2005
- An Analysis of Fluxes by Duality, KITP, Santa Barbara, April 28, 2005
- D-Brane Superpotentials, Rutgers University, February 22, 2005
- D-Brane Superpotentials, University of California, Berkeley, February 1, 2005
- D-Brane Superpotentials, University of Utah, January 21, 2005
- Algebraic Geometry of D-Branes, Stanford University, November 22, 2004
- D-Brane Superpotentials, UC, San Diego, November 9, 2004
- D-Brane Superpotentials, Stanford Linear Accelerator, November 5, 2004
- D-Branes and Quivers, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champange, October 28, 2004
- D-Branes and Pi-Stability, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 4, 2004
- D-Branes and Pi-Stability, Snowbird, Utah, June 7, 2004
- D-Branes on Calabi-Yau Manifolds (4 lectures), TASI, Boulder, 19 June 2003
- Introduction to Algebraic Geometry (5 lectures), ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 2 June 2003
- Mirror Symmetry for Open Strings, PIMS, Banff, 17 March 2003
- D-Branes and Mirror Symmetry (3 lectures), University of Utah, 24 February 2003

- Arya Roy, (January, 2007 - August, 2010)

- Books

- P.S. Aspinwall, Tom Bridgeland, Alastair Craw, Micheal Douglas, Mark Gross, Anton Kapustin, Greg Moore, Graeme Segal, Balazs Szendroi, Pelham Wilson,
Dirichlet Branes and Mirror Symmetry(2009), American Mathematical Society .- Papers Published

- Aspinwall, PS; Plesser, MR,
General mirror pairs for gauged linear sigma models, The Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015 no. 11 (November, 2015) .- Aspinwall, PS,
Some applications of commutative algebra to string theory, in Commutative Algebra: Expository Papers Dedicated to David Eisenbud on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday (November, 2013), pp. 25-56 .- Addington, N; Aspinwall, PS,
Categories of Massless D-Branes and del Pezzo Surfaces, J. High Energy Phys. 7(176):39pp., 2013, vol. 2013 no. 176 (May, 2013) .- P.S. Aspinwall and M.R. Plesser,
Elusive Worldsheet Instantons in Heterotic String Compactifications, in Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics, vol. 85 (2012), pp. 33-52 .- Aspinwall, PS; Melnikov, IV; Plesser, MR,
(0,2) elephants, Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2012 no. 1 (2012), pp. 060 .- Aspinwall, PS; Morrison, DR,
Quivers from Matrix Factorizations, Communications in Mathematical Physics, vol. 313 no. 3 (2012), pp. 607-633 .- Aspinwall, PS,
A McKay-Like Correspondence for (0,2)-Deformations, vol. 18 no. 4 (October, 2011), pp. 761-797 .- Aspinwall, PS; Plesser, MR,
Decompactifications and massless D-branes in hybrid models, Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2010 no. 7 (2010), pp. 078 .- Aspinwall, PS,
Topological D-branes and commutative algebra, Communications in Number Theory and Physics, vol. 3 no. 3 (2009), pp. 445-474 .- P.S. Aspinwall,
The Landau-Ginzburg to Calabi-Yau Dictionary for D-Branes, J.Math.Phys., vol. 48 (2007), pp. 082304 .- Aspinwall, PS,
Landau-Ginzburg to Calabi-Yau dictionary for D-branes, Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 48 no. 8 (2007), pp. 082304 .- Aspinwall, PS; Maloney, A; Simons, A,
Black hole entropy, marginal stability and mirror symmetry, Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2007 no. 7 (2007), pp. 034 .- P.S. Aspinwall,
D-Branes, Pi-Stability and Theta-Stability, in Snowbird Lectures on String Geometry, Contemporary Mathematics, vol. 401 (2006), AMS .- Aspinwall, PS; Fidkowski, LM,
Superpotentials for quiver gauge theories, The Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2006 no. 10 (2006), pp. 047 .- Aspinwall, PS; Katz, S,
Computation of superpotentials for D-branes, Communications in Mathematical Physics, vol. 264 no. 1 (2006), pp. 227-253 .- Aspinwall, PS; Kallosh, R,
Fixing All Moduli for M-Theory on K3xK3, JHEP, vol. 0510 (June, 2005), pp. 001 .- P.S. Aspinwall,
D-Branes on Calabi-Yau Manifolds, in Progress in String Theory, TASI 2003 Lecture Notes (2005), World Scientific .- Aspinwall, PS; Kallosh, R,
Fixing all moduli for M-theory on K3×K3, Journal of High Energy Physics no. 10 (2005), pp. 1-20 .- Aspinwall, PS; Horja, RP; Karp, RL,
Massless D-branes on Calabi-Yau threefolds and monodromy, Communications in Mathematical Physics, vol. 259 no. 1 (2005), pp. 45-69 .- Aspinwall, PS,
The breakdown of topology at small scales, Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 8 no. 7 (2004), pp. 453-463 .- Aspinwall, PS; Melnikov, IV,
D-branes on vanishing del Pezzo surfaces, Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 8 no. 12 (2004), pp. 901-930 .- Aspinwall, PS,
A point's point of view of stringy geometry, Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 7 no. 1 (2003), pp. 17-31 .- Aspinwall, PS; Karp, RL,
Solitons in Seiberg-Witten theory and D-branes in the derived category, Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 7 no. 4 (2003), pp. 1119-1137 .- Aspinwall, PS; Douglas, MR,
D-brane stability and monodromy, The Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 6 no. 5 (2002), pp. 739-773 .- Aspinwall, PS; Plesser, MR,
D-branes, discrete torsion and the McKay correspondence, The Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 5 no. 2 (2001), pp. XIX-25 .- Aspinwall, PS,
Some navigation rules for D-brane monodromy, Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 42 no. 12 (2001), pp. 5534-5552 .- Aspinwall, PS; Lawrence, A,
Derived categories and zero-brane stability, The Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 5 no. 8 (2001), pp. XIV-26 .- Aspinwall, PS; Katz, S; Morrison, DR,
Lie groups, Calabi-Yau threefolds, and F-theory, Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, vol. 4 no. 1 (2000), pp. 1-24 .- Aspinwall, PS,
A note on the equivalence of Vafa's and Douglas's picture of discrete torsion, Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 4 no. 12 (2000), pp. XXXVIII-6 .- Aspinwall, PS; Plesser, MR,
Heterotic string corrections from the dual type-II string, Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 4 no. 4 (2000), pp. XXXIV-21 .- Aspinwall, PS,
Compactification, Geometry and Duality: N=2(December, 1999) .- Aspinwall, PS; Plesser, MR,
T-duality can fail, The Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 3 no. 8 (1999), pp. XI-18 .- Aspinwall, PS; Morrison, DR,
Non-simply-connected gauge groups and rational points on elliptic curves, The Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 1998 no. 7 (1998), pp. XXII-15 .- Aspinwall, PS; Donagi, RY,
The heterotic string, The tangent bundle and derived categories, Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, vol. 2 no. 5 (1998), pp. 1041-1074 .- Aspinwall, PS,
Aspects of the hypermultiplet moduli space in string duality, The Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2 no. 4 (1998), pp. XXIX-26 .- Aspinwall, PS,
Point-like instantons and the Spin(32)/ℤ, Nuclear Physics B, vol. 496 no. 1-2 (1997), pp. 149-176 ._{2}heterotic string- Aspinwall, PS; Morrison, DR,
Point-like instantons on K3 orbifolds, Nuclear Physics B, vol. 503 no. 3 (1997), pp. 533-564 .- Aspinwall, PS; Gross, M,
The SO(32) Heterotic String on a K3 Surface, Phys.Lett. B, vol. 387 (May, 1996), pp. 735-742 .- Aspinwall, PS,
An N = 2 dual pair and a phase transition, Nuclear Physics B, vol. 460 no. 1 (1996), pp. 57-76 .- Aspinwall, PS; Louis, J,
On the ubiquity of K3 fibrations in string duality, Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 369 no. 3-4 (1996), pp. 233-242 .- Aspinwall, PS,
Enhanced gauge symmetries and Calabi-Yau threefolds, Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 371 no. 3-4 (1996), pp. 231-237 .- Aspinwall, PS,
Some relationships between dualities in string theory, Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, vol. 46 no. 1-3 (1996), pp. 30-38 .- Aspinwall, PS; Gross, M,
Heterotic-heterotic string duality and multiple K3 fibrations, Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 382 no. 1-2 (1996), pp. 81-88 .- Aspinwall, PS; Morrison, DR; Gross, M,
Stable singularities in string theory, Communications in Mathematical Physics, vol. 178 no. 1 (1996), pp. 115-134 .- Aspinwall, PS; Morrison, DR,
U-duality and integral structures, Physics Letters B, vol. 355 no. 1-2 (1995), pp. 141-149 .- Aspinwall, PS; Greene, BR,
On the geometric interpretation of N = 2 superconformal theories, Nuclear Physics B, vol. 437 no. 1 (1995), pp. 205-227 .- Aspinwall, PS,
Enhanced gauge symmetries and K3 surfaces, Physics Letters B, vol. 357 no. 3 (1995), pp. 329-334 .- Aspinwall, PS; Greene, BR; Morrison, DR,
Measuring small distances in N = 2 sigma models, Nuclear Physics B, vol. 420 no. 1-2 (1994), pp. 184-242 .- Aspinwall, PS; Morrison, DR,
Chiral rings do not suffice: N=(2,2) theories with nonzero fundamental group, Physics Letters B, vol. 334 no. 1-2 (1994), pp. 79-86 .- Aspinwall, PS,
Minimum distances in non-trivial string target spaces, Nuclear Physics B, vol. 431 no. 1-2 (1994), pp. 78-96 .- Aspinwall, PS; Greene, BR; Morrison, DR,
Space-time topology change and stringy geometry a, Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 35 no. 10 (1994), pp. 5321-5337 .- Aspinwall, PS; Greene, BR; Morrison, DR,
Calabi-Yau moduli space, mirror manifolds and spacetime topology change in string theory, Nuclear Physics B, vol. 416 no. 2 (1994), pp. 414-480 .- Aspinwall, PS; Greene, BR; Morrison, DR,
The Monomial-Divisor Mirror Map, Internat. Math. Res. Notices (1993), 319-337, vol. 72 no. 3 (September, 1993), pp. 319 -- 337 .- Aspinwall, PS; Morrison, DR; Greene, BR,
The monomial-divisor mirror map, International Mathematics Research Notices, vol. 1993 no. 12 (January, 1993), pp. 319-337 .- Aspinwall, PS; Morrison, DR,
Topological field theory and rational curves, Communications in Mathematical Physics, vol. 151 no. 2 (1993), pp. 245-262 .- Aspinwall, PS; Greene, BR; Morrison, DR,
Multiple mirror manifolds and topology change in string theory, Physics Letters B, vol. 303 no. 3-4 (1993), pp. 249-259 .- Aspinwall, PS; Lütken, CA,
Geometry of mirror manifolds, Nuclear Physics B, vol. 353 no. 2 (1991), pp. 427-461 .- Aspinwall, PS; Lütken, CA,
Quantum algebraic geometry of superstring compactifications, Nuclear Physics B, vol. 355 no. 2 (1991), pp. 482-510 .- Aspinwall, PS; Lütken, CA; Ross, GG,
Construction and couplings of mirror manifolds, Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 241 no. 3 (1990), pp. 373-380 .- Aspinwall, P,
(2, 2)-Superconformal field theories near orbifold points, Communications in Mathematical Physics, vol. 128 no. 3 (1990), pp. 593-611 .- ASPINWALL, PS; GREENE, BR; KIRKLIN, KH; MIRON, PJ,
SEARCHING FOR 3-GENERATION CALABI-YAU MANIFOLDS, Nuclear Physics B, vol. 294 no. 1 (November, 1987), pp. 193-222 .- Aspinwall, PS; Greene, BR; Kirklin, KH; Miron, PJ,
Searching for three-generation Calabi-Yau manifolds, Nuclear Physics B, vol. 294 no. C (1987), pp. 193-222 .- Paul S. Aspinwall and Albion Lawrence,
Derived Categories and 0-Brane Stability, J. High Energy Phys. 08 (2001) 004 .- Paul S Aspinwall,
String Theory and Duality, Doc. Math. J. DMV Extra Volume ICM II (1998) 229-238. .- Paul S Aspinwall,
K3 Surfaces and String Duality, in C. Esthimiou and B. Greene, editors, "Fields, Strings and Duality, TASI 1996", pages 421-540, World Scientific, 1997. .- Paul S Aspinwall,
M-Theory Versus F-Theory Pictures of the Heterotic String, Adv. Theo. Math. Phys. 1 (1997) 127-147, hep-th/9707014. .- Paul S Aspinwall, D.R. Morrison,
String Theory on K3 Surfaces, in B. Greene and S.T. Yau, editors, "Mirror Symmetry II", pages 703-716, International Press, 1996, hep-th/9404151. .- Paul S Aspinwall,
Resolution of Orbifold Singularities in String Theory, in B. Greene and S.T. Yau, editors, "Mirror Symmetry II", pages 355-426, International Press, 1996, hep-th/9403123. .- Paul S Aspinwall, B.R. Greene, D.R. Morrison,
Spacetime Topology Change: The Physics of Calabi-Yau Moduli Space, in M.B. Halpern et al., editors, "Strings '93", pages 241-262, World Scientific, 1995, hep-th/9311186. .- Paul S Aspinwall,
The Moduli Space of N = 2 Superconformal Field Theories, in E. Gava et al., editors, "1994 Summer School in High Engergy Physics and Cosmology" pages 352-401, World Scientific, 1995, hep-th/9412115. .- Papers Accepted

- Aspinwall, PS; Gaines, B,
Rational curves and (0, 2)-deformations, Journal of Geometry and Physics, vol. 88 (February, 2015), pp. 1-15 .- Preprints

- Aspinwall, PS,
Exoflops in two dimensions, The Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015 no. 7 (July, 2015) .- P.S. Aspinwall,
Probing Geometry with Stability Conditions(May, 2009) .- P.S. Aspinwall,
D-Branes on Toric Calabi-Yau Varieties(2008) .- P.S. Aspinwall,
An Analysis of Fluxes by Duality(2005) .

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