## Philip Engel518 Science Center Harvard University |

I am now a third year NSF postdoc at Harvard, doing algebraic geometry. I studied at Columbia with Robert Friedman. I am currently interested in degenerations of K3 surfaces and anticanonical pairs, partly motivated by mirror symmetry. I love talking about math and meeting new people, so please drop by my office if you feel like chatting. My email address is engel at math dot harvard dot edu. Thanks for visiting!

These days I am thinking about how to construct proper families over toroidal compactifications of the moduli spaces of K3 surfaces and anticanonical pairs. Papers:

- A proof of Looijenga's conjecture via integral-affine geometry (accepted to Journal of Differential Geometry)
- Smoothings and rational double point adjacencies for cusp singularities (with Robert Friedman, accepted to Journal of Differential Geometry)
- The number of non-negative curvature triangulations of the sphere (with Peter Smillie, accepted to Geometry and Topology)
- Hurwitz theory of elliptic orbifolds (submitted)
- Moduli space of integral-affine structures on the sphere (in progress, with Simion Filip)
- One-cylinder contribution to the Masur-Veech volume

- Upcoming: Character Varieties and TQFT, Univeristy of Auckland, Fall 2018
- Upcoming: Flat Surfaces and Algebraic Curves, Oberwolfach, Fall 2018
- Algebraic and Combinatorial Aspects of Tropical Geometry (AMS Sectional), Ohio State, Spring 2018
- Chicago AG seminar, Spring 2018
- Princeton AG seminar, Spring 2018
- UC Davis AG seminar, Fall 2017
- UC Riverside AG seminar, Fall 2017
- UCSD AG seminar, Fall 2017
- AGNUBC miniconference, Fall 2017
- MIT Geometric Representation Theory seminar, Fall 2017
- UGA AG seminar, Fall 2017
- Valley (Western Mass) AG seminar, Fall 2017
- UMass Amherst geometry and topology seminar, Fall 2017
- Columbia AG seminar, Fall 2017
- Stonybrook AG seminar, Fall 2017
- Poisson Geometry and Stacks, Fields Institute, Summer 2017
- CMSA Members Seminar, Spring 2017
- FRAGMENT (Colorado AG) seminar, Spring 2017
- Ohio State AG seminar, Spring 2017
- Columbia AG seminar, Spring 2017
- IAS thematic year on HMS, Nick Sheridan's seminar, Spring 2017
- Harvard geometry and dynamics seminar, Spring 2017
- Conference on moduli spaces, mirror symmetry, and enumerative geometry, ICTP, Summer 2016
- Harvard-MIT algebraic geometry seminar, Fall 2015
- BU seminar on geometry and physics, Fall 2015
- Yau's student seminar, Fall 2015 - Fall 2016
- Robert Friedman's birthday, Perspectives on Complex Algebraic Geometry, Spring 2015
- IAS thematic year on topology of algebraic varieties, Fall 2014

- Combinatorics and Algebraic Geometry, Harvard University, Fall 2017
- Algebraic Geometry (232A and B), Harvard University (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)
- Calculus III, Columbia University (Summer 2014)
- Pre-calculus, Columbia University (Fall 2012)
- Teaching assistant for various math classes, Columbia University, (Fall 2011-Spring 2015)

- Proof of Riemann Roch, Abel-Jacobi Theorem, Uniformization Theorem
- Notes on Algebraic Surfaces
- UMS Talk on Modular Forms and Sums of Four Squares

- My Hypocrite Reader article on BWV 849 by Bach.
- My Hypocrite Reader article on self-reference.
- My Hypocrite Reader article on the integers.