## Philip Engel518 Science Center Harvard University |

I am now a second 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 (to appear in Journal of Differential Geometry)
- Smoothings and Rational Double Point Adjacencies for Cusp Singularities (with Robert Friedman)
- The number of non-negative curvature triangulations of the sphere (with Peter Smillie)
- Hurwitz theory of elliptic orbifolds

- 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

- 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.