SOLNESS: Castles in the air?

HILDA: Yes! Castles in the air — they're so easy to hide away in. And easy to build too.

(*Looking contemptuously at him.*) Especially for builders who have a dizzy conscience.

— Henrik Ibsen, *The Master Builder*

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Aleksander Doan

Department of Mathematics, Columbia University

2990 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, USA

*office:* 427 A

*email:* doan at math dot columbia dot edu

Starting from July 2019, I will be a Junior Fellow of the Simons Society of Fellows and a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University, a position held in conjunction with a Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
I completed my PhD in 2019 at Stony Brook University, supervised by Simon Donaldson.

Here is a picture of me; and another one here.

Curriculum Vitae

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Research interests

- differential geometry
- gauge theory
- symplectic geometry
- low-dimensional topology

Research summary: a
short, non-technical version and an extended version

You can watch me talking about my work here and here.

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Papers

*Equivariant Brill-Noether theory for elliptic operators and super-rigidity of J-holomorphic maps* (with T. Walpuski)

preliminary version (2018)

*Castelnuovo's bound and rigidity in almost complex geometry* (with T. Walpuski)

arXiv:1809.04731 (2018)

*On counting associative submanifolds and Seiberg-Witten monopoles* (with T. Walpuski)

Pure and Applied Mathematics Quarterly (2019) / arXiv:1712.08383

*Deformation theory of the blown-up Seiberg-Witten equation in dimension three* (with T. Walpuski)

Selecta Mathematica (2019) /
arXiv:1704.02954

*On the existence of harmonic Z*_{2} spinors (with T. Walpuski)

Journal of Differential Geometry (2018) /
arXiv:1710.06781

*Seiberg-Witten monopoles with multiple spinors on a surface times a circle*

Journal of Topology (2018) /
arXiv:1701.07942

*Adiabatic limits and Kazdan-Warner equations*

Calculus of Variations and PDE (2018) / arXiv:1701.07931

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PhD Dissertation

Monopoles and Fueter sections on three-manifolds (2019)
My PhD dissertation at Stony Brook University. It incorporates some of the material from my first five papers, three of which were written in collaboration with Thomas Walpuski. The introduction is a short survey of generalized Seiberg-Witten equations, Fueter sections, and their relation to gauge theory in higher dimensions.

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Other

Undergraduate projects:

Symplectic cohomology for stable fillings

Part III essay on symplectic fillability

Critical points of one-dimensional Gaussian mixtures

Bachelor's thesis on the Picard-Lefschetz theorem (in Polish)

Some of my photos