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Mark Gross

Professor Mark Gross

Research Fellow


University of Cambridge

Research summary

I am primarily interested in the conceptual foundations of mirror symmetry, a phenomenon discovered by string theorists in 1990. As originally expressed, this posited a duality between Calabi-Yau manifolds, geometric objects which arise naturally in string theory. This conjectural duality led to many seemingly mysterious mathematical predictions. Much of my work in recent years has been devoted to the development of a framework for proving results in mirror symmetry. In addition, I am very interested in applications of mirror symmetry to other areas of mathematics, including singularity theory and cluster algebras.

Grants awarded

Mirror symmetry and tropical geometry

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Dates: May 2014 - Apr 2019

Value: £50,000