About me


Okke van Garderen
School of Maths & Stats, 132 University Pl, Glasgow G12 8TA
email: (click to reveal)@gmail.com

I am a final year PhD student in mathematics at the University of Glasgow, supervised by Michael Wemyss and Ben Davison. In 2021 I will be at Kavli IPMU in Tokyo from March till September. I am also on the market for postdoc positions starting in the fall.

My research centers around problems from algebraic geometry, which I tackle using various techniques from representation theory, deformation theory, and category theory. At the moment I am looking at singularities arising in the minimal model program, and methods of extracting refined Donaldson-Thomas invariants from such spaces.

In my thesis I show how to find Donaldson-Thomas invariants for threefold flops using tilting theory. The main results can be found in this pre-print, and the thesis itself will be available soon.

I am one of the organisers of the GEARS seminar together with Ruth Reynolds, Alex Levine and Ross Paterson.