Math @ Duke

Curriculum Vitae
Paul S. AspinwallClick here for a printerready version, or
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Box 90320, Durham, NC 277080320

(919) 6602874 (office) (email)

 Personal
Born 1/26/1964 England. British citizen.
 Education
Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics  Oxford  1991 
D.Phil.  University of Oxford (UK)  1988 
B.A.  University of Oxford (UK)  1985 
 Areas of Research
String Theory
 Areas of Interest
String Theory CalabiYau Manifolds DBranes 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 FellowshipPhysics, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 0 1999
Invited Talk at ICM, ICM, July 1998
 Major Grant Support
NSF DMS0074072 NSF DMS0301476
Sloan fellowship
 Recent Grant Support
 Moduli Spaces & String Theory, National Science Foundation, DMS1207708, 2012/072017/06.
 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
 Bad Conformal Field Theories, Physics Department, University of Pennsylvania, 18 April 2016
 Discriminants and Mirror Symmetry, Banff, Canada, 9 March 2016
 Discriminants and Mirror Symmetry, CalTech, 25 February 2016
 Massless Dbranes and Discriminants, Physics Department, Stanford, 21 December 2015
 Exoflops in Two Dimensions, AMS regional Meeting, Greensboro, November 9, 2014
 Ainfinity 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 CalabiYau Manifolds, Hamburg University, August 1215, 2013
 Exoflops and Extremal Transitions, Stanford, December 17, 2013
 Monodromy and Collapsing del Pezzo Surfaces, CRM Montreal, June 11, 2013
 The topological Bmodel and superpotentials, BIRS Banff, August 14, 2012
 DBranes on CalabiYau Threefolds, Warwick University, July 910, 2012
 DBranes on CalabiYau Threefolds, Bonn University, July 24, 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, StringMath 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
 DBranes, 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 CalabiYau Geometry with DBranes, University of Michigan, March 30, 2009
 Geometry and String Theory, University of Central Florida, February 6, 2009
 Probing CalabiYau Geometry with DBranes, Stony Brook University, January 14, 2009
 Probing CalabiYau Geometry with DBranes, Texas A&M University, November 6, 2008
 Probing CalabiYau Geometry with DBranes, Virginia Tech, October 20, 2008
 BType DBranes on CalabiYau Manifolds, KITP, Santa Barbara, July 21, 2008
 NonCommutative 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
 BType DBranes on CalabiYau Manifolds, Oxford University, May 28, 2007
 Matrix Factorizations and DBranes, Univ. of Washington, April 19, 2007
 DBranes and Triangulated Categories, UNC Chapel Hill, April 12, 2007
 Matrix Factorizations and DBranes, Univ. of Chicago, January 31, 2007
 Matrix Factorizations and DBranes, Stanford, December 18, 2006
 Superstring Theory and Compactification, UNC, Wilmington, October 13, 2006
 A Simple Superpotential, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 3, 2006
 DBranes, Mukai and McKay, MSRI, Berkeley, CA, March 20, 2006
 DBrane 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
 DBrane Superpotentials, Rutgers University, February 22, 2005
 DBrane Superpotentials, University of California, Berkeley, February 1, 2005
 DBrane Superpotentials, University of Utah, January 21, 2005
 Algebraic Geometry of DBranes, Stanford University, November 22, 2004
 DBrane Superpotentials, UC, San Diego, November 9, 2004
 DBrane Superpotentials, Stanford Linear Accelerator, November 5, 2004
 DBranes and Quivers, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampange, October 28, 2004
 DBranes and PiStability, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 4, 2004
 DBranes and PiStability, Snowbird, Utah, June 7, 2004
 DBranes on CalabiYau 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
 DBranes 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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