Curriculum Vitae of James Pascaleff

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Contact

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Mathematics
1409 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Office: 341B Illini Hall
Telephone: +1 217 244 7277
Email: jpascale@illinois.edu
Website: www.math.illinois.edu/~jpascale

Employment

August 2014–Now: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Assistant Professor
August 2011–August 2014: University of Texas at Austin
Instructor and RTG Postdoctoral Fellow

Visiting positions

January–April 2017: Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
Member, School of Mathematics
September–November 2015: Institut Mittag-Leffler, Djursholm, Sweden
Participant in the program "Sympletic Geometry and Topology"
June–August 2014: Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn
Guest
July–August 2013: King's College London
Visiting Research Associate

Education

Ph.D. in Mathematics (2011)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thesis: Floer cohomology in the mirror of the projective plane and a binodal cubic curve.
(Defended April 15, 2011; advisor: Denis Auroux)
A.B. in Mathematics (2006)
University of Chicago (with honors)

Grants awarded

Honors & fellowships

Research interests

Symplectic geometry and topology, Floer theory, and homological mirror symmetry.

Publications

  1. Floer cohomology in the mirror of the projective plane and a binodal cubic curve. Duke Math. J. Volume 163, Number 13 (2014), pp. 2427-2516. (arXiv:1109.3255)
  2. On the symplectic cohomology of log Calabi–Yau surfaces. (arXiv:1304.5298, submitted)
  3. (with Yankı Lekili) Floer cohomology of g-equivariant Lagrangian branes. Compositio Math. Volume 152, Issue 05 (2016), pp. 1071–1110 (arXiv:1310.8609)
  4. (with Nicolò Sibilla) Topological Fukaya category and mirror symmetry for punctured surfaces. (arXiv:1604.06448, submitted)

Invited talks

  1. Dec. 2010, Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar, Stanford University.
    Floer cohomology in the mirror of CP2 relative to a conic and a line.
  2. Jan. 2011, Workshop on Homological Mirror Symmetry and Related Topics, University of Miami (Florida).
    Floer cohomology in the mirror of CP2 relative to a conic and a line.
  3. Jan. 2011, Gauge Theory and Topology Seminar, Harvard University.
    Floer cohomology in the mirror of CP2 relative to a conic and a line.
  4. Feb. 2011, Symplectic Geometry, Gauge Theory and Categorification Seminar, Columbia University.
    Floer cohomology in the mirror of CP2 relative to a conic and a line.
  5. Apr. 2011, Geometry Seminar, University of Texas at Austin.
    Floer cohomology in the mirror of CP2 relative to a conic and a line.
  6. May 2011, Equivariant Quantum Cohomology, Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Geometry Workshop, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics.
    On Wrapped Floer Cohomology and Mirror Symmetry for Complements of Divisors.
  7. Oct. 2011, Geometry Seminar, Texas A&M University.
  8. Dec. 2012, Mirror Symmetry Seminar, Kansas State University.
    Some apects of Floer theory on Log Calabi-Yau surfaces.
  9. Mar. 2013, Differential Geometry Seminar, Cambridge University.
    On the symplectic geometry of Log Calabi-Yau surfaces.
  10. May 2013, Geometry Seminar, University of Texas at Austin.
    On the symplectic cohomology of log Calabi-Yau surfaces.
  11. Nov. 2013, Geometry Seminar, Texas A&M University.
    Symplectic cohomology and equivariant Lagrangian submanifolds.
  12. Nov. 2013, Geometry and Topology Seminar, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
    Symplectic cohomology and equivariant Lagrangian submanifolds.
  13. Jan. 2014, Conference on Homological Mirror Symmetry, University of Miami (Florida).
    Equivariant Lagrangian branes and representations.
  14. Feb. 2014, Colloquium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    Equivariant structures in mirror symmetry and distinguished bases from symplectic geometry.
  15. May 2014, Equivariant Gromov-Witten Theory and Applications workshop, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics.
    Symplectic cohomology and equivariant Lagrangian branes.
  16. Jul. 2014, Mathematical Landings: A Norman conference in geometry and representation theory, Lingeard, France.
    Symplectic cohomology and equivariant Lagrangian branes. Media coverage.
  17. Sep. 2014, Symplectic and Poisson Geometry Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    Symplectic cohomology and its role in mirror symmetry.
  18. Oct. 2014, Princeton/IAS Symplectic Geometry Seminar, Institute for Advanced Study.
    Equivariant structures in mirror symmetry.
  19. Dec. 2014, UIUC-WUSTL Symplectic Geometry Seminar, Urbana, Illinois.
    Symplectic cohomology of log Calabi-Yau manifolds.
  20. Jan. 2015, Topology and Geometry Seminar, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
    Equivariant Lagrangian branes and representations.
  21. May 2015, Symplectic Geometry Seminar, Stanford University.
    Equivariant Lagrangians and representations.
  22. Sep. 2015, Symplectic Geometry and Topology Program Seminar, Institut Mittag-Leffler, Djursholm, Sweden.
    Gluing Fukaya categories associated to ribbon graphs.
  23. Oct. 2015, Geometry and Quantum Theory Colloquium, Woudschoten, Zeist, The Netherlands.
    Symplectic cohomology and mirror symmetry.
  24. Nov. 2015, Edinburgh Geometry Seminar (EDGE), Edinburgh Hodge Institute, Scotland.
    Equivariant structures on Lagrangian submanifolds.
  25. Dec. 2015, Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Geometry Conference, Kyoto University, Japan.
    Wrapped Floer cohomology and Equivariant Mirror Symmetry. (150 minute lecture series)
  26. Mar. 2016, Conference on Mirror Symmetry and Wall-Crossing, UC Berkeley.
    Symplectic geometry of scattering diagrams for log CY surfaces.
  27. Jul. 2016, Emmy Noether Kolloquium, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.
    Symplectic cohomology and wall crossing.
  28. Jul. 2016, Symplectic working group seminar, Cambridge University.
  29. Sep. 2017, Symplectic and Poisson Geometry Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    Relative Floer theory and wall-crossing.

Teaching and Mentoring

Ph.D. student

  • Jianting Jesse Huang (in progress)

UIUC

  • Fall 2016: Calculus III (MATH 241, 2 sections)
  • Spring 2016: Riemann Surfaces and Algebraic Curves (MATH 510)
  • Spring 2016: Introduction to Differential Equations (MATH 285)
  • Spring 2015: Differentiable Manifolds II (MATH 519)
  • Fall 2014: Introduction to Differential Equations (MATH 285, 2 sections)

UT Austin

  • Spring 2014: Lagrangian Floer Homology (graduate topic course, M 392C)
  • Fall 2013: Differential and Integral Calculus (∼120 students, M 408C)
  • Spring 2013: Multivariable Calculus (∼120 students, M 408M)
  • Fall 2012: Advanced Calculus for Applications I (Differential equations and Fourier series, ∼120 students, M 427K)
  • Spring 2012: Probability I (M 362K)
  • Fall 2011: Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus (∼120 students, M 408D)

MIT

  • Summer 2009: Mentor for two students in SPUR.
    • Emily Berger (MIT 2011), Hurwitz equivalence in the dihedral group.
    • Colin Sandon (MIT 2012), Curves in tropical geometry.
  • Spring 2009: Recitation Instructor and Course Administrator for 18.02, Multivariable Calculus.
  • Fall 2008: Recitation Instructor for 18.06, Linear Algebra.
  • Summer 2008: Instructor for 18.085, Mathematical Methods for Engineers (first half).
  • Spring 2008: Assistant for 18.821, Project Laboratory in Mathematics.
  • Fall 2007: Grader for 18.100C, Analysis I with writing instruction.

U. of Chicago

  • Fall 2005: Grader for Honors Calculus (Math 161), Set Theory and Metric Spaces (Math 261).
  • Summer 2005: Lead Counselor, grades 11–12, U. of Chicago Young Scholars Program.
  • Winter–Spring 2005: Junior Tutor in Mathematics for Introductory Calculus (Math 152, 153).
  • Summer 2003, 2004: Counselor, U. of Chicago Young Scholars Program.

Service activities

UIUC

  • 2016: Organizer of Symplectic and Poisson Geometry Seminar.
  • Preliminary examination committees for Daan Michels (March 5, 2015) and Melinda Lanius (May 4, 2015).
  • 2015–2017 Undergraduate affairs committee.
  • 2014–2015 Picnic committee.

UT Austin

  • Co-organizer of the "Graduate Geometry and Topology Current Literature Seminar."

MIT

  • Co-organizer of the MIT-RTG Geometry workshop, with David Nadler, Breckenridge, CO, June 12-18, 2011.
  • Organizer of a reading group on Ivan Smith's "Floer cohomology and pencils of quadrics," Fall 2010.
  • Co-organizer of the Graduate Symplectic Field Theory workshop mentored by Tobias Ekholm in Raymond, ME, August 30-September 3, 2010. (Funded by the MIT Geometry RTG.)
  • Organizer of graduate student seminar Symplectic Hunt, Spring 2008–Spring 2009.