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Curriculum Vitae

Paul S. Aspinwall

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

Born 1/26/1964 England. British citizen.

Education

Theoretical Elementary Particle PhysicsOxford1991
D.Phil.University of Oxford (UK)1988
B.A.University of Oxford (UK)1985
Areas of Research

String Theory

Areas of Interest

String Theory
Calabi-Yau Manifolds
D-Branes
Duality

Areas of Experience

Mathematical Physics

Quantum field theory

Algebraic geometry

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Sloan fellowship 1999

Invited address ICM 1998

Invited address at regional AMS 1999
Langford Award 2001
Langford Lecture, Duke, March 2001
Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundadtion, September 1999
Sloan Research Fellowship-Physics, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 0 1999
Invited Talk at ICM, ICM, July 1998

Major Grant Support

NSF DMS-0074072
NSF DMS-0301476

Sloan fellowship

Recent Grant Support

  • Moduli Spaces & String Theory, National Science Foundation, DMS-1207708, 2012/07-2017/06.      
Conferences Organized

Coorganizer : String Theory for Mathematicians 5/14/12 – 5/18/12, Coorganizer : String Theory for Mathematicians 5/14/12 – 5/18/12. December 14, 2012, December 2012  
Director, School on Mathematics in String and Field Theory, June 2003  
Professional Service

A&S Council
Math representative in A&S Council, November, 2009 - September, 2010  
DGS
Director of Graduate Studies, August 15, 2005 - June 30, 2008  
Major Advisor
Major Advisor, August, 2008 - present  
Dept Officer
Associate Chair, August, 2010 - present  
Faculty Computer Liaison
Faculty Computer Liaison, September 1, 2003 - August 1, 2004  
Papers Refereed
Referee reports for Journal of High Energy Physics, Many  
Nuclear Physics B, referee, April 2003  
NSF Reviews And Panels
NSF Proposal Review, NSF Proposal Review. December 2013, December, 2013  
NSF Panel, NSF Panel. February 2013, February, 2013  
NSF and other proposals reviewed, NSF and other proposals reviewed. November 2011, November, 2011  
Proposal Review NSF, Proposal Review NSF. December 15, 2010, December 2010  
Other
Additional Service, September, 2010 - present  
Additional Service, September 2011 - present  
Selected Recent Invited Talks

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  
Doctoral Theses Directed

Arya Roy, (January, 2007 - August, 2010)  
Publications (listed separately)

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