I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Université de Paris supported by the ERC CombiTop of Guillaume Chapuy. During the previous two years, I was a Hadamard postdoctoral fellow at the Institut de Physique Théorique of Paris-Saclay and at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, in the group of Bertrand Eynard. Previously, I was a Ph.D. student under the guidance of Gaëtan Borot and Don Zagier in the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn. For more details, here is my CV.
My research interests lie at the intersection of enumerative geometry and mathematical physics. My work so far revolves around a powerful tool called topological recursion, which is a recursive formula discovered by Chekhov, Eynard and Orantin around 2007. This procedure has appeared in a wide range of fields such as enumerative geometry, volumes of moduli spaces, Gromov-Witten invariants, integrable systems, geometric quantization, mirror symmetry, matrix models, knot theory and string theory. Here are the slides of my Ph.D. defense.
I find interactions between fields especially fascinating and I am always curious to learn about new exciting mathematics. For instance, I am also interested in the moduli space of curves, free probability, resurgence and topological field theories.
We are organizing a School on Topological Recursion for September 2021 (see trsalento2020.eu).