Netanel Blaier (Brandeis/Harvard)
Netanel Blaier obtained his Ph.D. from MIT in 2016, under the supervision of Paul Seidel. His research area is symplectic topology. Netanel’s thesis studies symplectic mapping class groups by constructing a quantum analogue of the Johnson homomorphism. He joins the collaboration as a postdoctoral fellow at Brandeis and Harvard.
Colin Diemer (IHES)
Colin Diemer obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, under the supervision of Antonella Grassi. He has held postdoctoral positions at University of Miami, Vienna, and most recently University of Alberta. His research areas are birational geometry, tropical geometry, and mirror symmetry. He joins the collaboration as a postdoctoral fellow at IHES starting September 2016.
Yoel Groman (Columbia)
Yoel Groman obtained his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2015, under the supervision of Jake Solomon. His research focuses on the geometric properties of J-holomorphic curves in symplectic manifolds. After spending a year at ETH Zurich, Yoel joined the collaboration in 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University.
Andrew Harder (Miami)
Andrew Harder obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 2016, under the supervision of Charles Doran. His work in algebraic geometry studies Calabi-Yau varieties, Fano varieties and Landau-Ginzburg models. Andrew is now a postdoctoral Research Assistant Professor at the University of Miami.
Justin Hilburn (U. Penn.)
Justin Hilburn obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 2016. His research interests lie at the interface of geometric representation theory, algebraic and symplectic geometry, and mathematical physics. Justin is joining the collaboration as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.
Hansol Hong (Brandeis/Harvard)
Hansol Hong obtained his Ph.D. from Seoul National University in 2014, under the supervision of Cheol-Hyun Cho. His research focuses on Lagrangian Floer theory and its applications to homological mirror symmetry for orbifolds. Hansol was first a postdoc at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, before joining the collaboration in 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow at Brandeis and Harvard.
Mauro Porta (U. Penn.)
Mauro Porta obtained his Ph.D. in 2016 from the Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot and Università di Firenze under the supervision of Gabriele Vezzosi. His research focuses on derived algebraic geometry, rigid analytic geometry, and motivic homotopy theory. Mauro is joining the collaboration as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.
Three more postdocs have accepted positions and will be joining the collaboration in 2017: Zachary Sylvan (Ph.D. UC Berkeley 2015, postdoc at ETH Zurich, coming to Columbia in 2017), Dmitry Tonkonog (Ph.D. Cambridge 2016, postdoc at Uppsala, coming to UC Berkeley in 2017), and Jingyu Zhao (Ph.D. Columbia 2016, postdoc at IAS, coming to Harvard and Brandeis in 2017).