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Nuno M. Romão




Welcome to my personal homepage.
I am a Scientific Associate at the
Mathematical Institute of the
University of
Göttingen, Germany.
My research in mathematical physics has
mainly been concerned with objects called topological solitons,
which I am sometimes challenged to
explain
to nonexperts.
I come originally from Portugal
and hold a PhD from the University of
Cambridge, UK. You can read below about
my education and previous employment, as well as about several of the things I
have been up to. My contact details are listed at the end.






I studied at Instituto Superior
Técnico, Lisbon
and graduated in
Engineering Physics in 1997; this included spending
one semester (1996) at Hanover as
an
ERASMUS student.
In 1997/98, I moved to Cambridge to do
Part
III of the
Mathematical Tripos at
DPMMS and stayed on to do a PhD at
DAMTP, which I completed in 2002.
In Cambridge,
I was a member of Queens' College.
My thesis supervisor was Prof.
Nicholas S. Manton,
FRS; you can check out my rather distinguished
mathematical genealogy
here.
I worked as a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute
for Mathematics in the Sciences in
Leipzig
during 2002/03, and then moved to the
Max Planck Institute of Mathematics
in Bonn. In April 2004, I joined the
School of Pure Mathematics
at the University of Adelaide to work as an
ARC Research
Associate (with
Prof.
Michael Murray). I spent 2006/07 as a Visiting Scholar in Pure
Mathematics at MIT,
Boston.
From August 2007 to July 2009, I was a PostDoc
at CTQM
(Center for the Topology and
Quantization of
Moduli Spaces), Aarhus University; after that, I
was still more or less officially associated to CTQM's new avatar QGM
(Centre for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces). From August 2009 to November 2010, I was a
Marie Curie
Fellow at the Institute of Mathematics
of the Jagiellonian University in
Cracow,
then I worked for the
Department
of Algebra and Geometry
of the
University of Barcelona during
the first half of 2011, before moving back to Bonn to work at the Max Planck Institute for
Mathematics and at the
Hausdorff Center for
Mathematics, which supports the
Cluster
of Excellence in mathematical
sciences at the
University of Bonn. From September
to December 2012, I was the leader of the group "Geometry of Gauged
Vortices" in the
Junior Hausdorff
Trimester Program
"Mathematical
Physics"
at the Hausdorff Research
Institute for Mathematics.
Since October 2013, I have been a Scientific Associate at the
Mathematical Institute of the
University of
Göttingen, Germany.



As a student, I was an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at
IST (Department of Mathematics),
and also gave
supervisions
for several courses of the
Mathematical Tripos
at Cambridge; in 2000/01, I was awarded a Munro
scholarship from
Queens' College
for my teaching performance.
In January 2006, I gave a course on Algebraic Curves (joint with
Emma
Carberry) at the ICEEM/AMSI
Summer School
held at RMIT,
Melbourne;
some material for my lectures can be downloaded
here.
I volunteered to lecture Mathematics
1A for the School of Mathematical Sciences at Adelaide in
Semester 1 of 2006.
In the Spring Term of 2008, I taught the PhD course
Geometric
Quantum Field Theory at
CTQM,
which provided an introduction
to the methods of QFT and some of their
applications in geometry and topology,
tailored to a mathematical audience; click
here to access the
course webpage at
AULA.
At Aarhus, I also taught
MatematikLaboratoriet on several firstyear courses.
In the Second Semester of 2009/10, I taught the course
Symplectic
Geometry for MSc and PhD students of Mathematics and Physics at the
Jagiellonian
University.
At the University of Göttingen, I have been teaching:
 WS 13/14: Analytische Geometrie und Lineare Algebra I (Saalübung);
 SS 13/14: Differential und Integralrechnung II (LA) + Mehrdimensionale Analysis für Physiker
(Saalübung + Praktikum);
 WS 14/15: Differential und Integralrechnung III;
information for students is managed at the local Stud.IP server.



 0307.11.2014: Workshop
"Gauged SigmaModels in Two Dimensions" (coorganiser),
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics,
Stony Brook NY, USA
 2730.11.2012: Workshop "Geometry
of the Vortex Equations", Hausdorff Research
Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany
 SepDec 2012: Vortex
Seminar,
Hausdorff Research
Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany
 SepDec 2012: Joint Trimester
Seminar of the
JHTP
"Mathematical
Physics" (coorganiser), Hausdorff Research
Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany
 SepDec 2012: Junior Research Group "Geometry of Gauged Vortices" at the
JHTP
"Mathematical
Physics" (PI), Hausdorff Research
Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany (with
Dennis Eriksson,
Eduardo González,
Lotte Hollands,
Ignasi Mundet,
Tim Nguyen,
Andreas Ott,
Martin Speight,
Christian Wegner,
Fabian Ziltener)
 2125.11.2010: Conference "Geometry
and Physics in Cracow" (coorganiser), Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
 2009/10: Mathematical
Physics Seminar, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland



 Topological solitons in gauge theories
(in particular monopoles and
vortices): their moduli spaces, dynamics, supersymmetric extensions, approaches to quantisation, dualities.
 Aspects of differential, symplectic and algebraic geometry in mathematical
physics: Kähler geometry, geometric quantisation, integrable
systems, localisation phenomena, geometric phases.



Indranil
Biswas,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
Marcel Bökstedt,
Aarhus University, Denmark
Mike Eastwood,
University of Adelaide, Australia
Conor Houghton,
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Nick Manton, DAMTP, University of Cambridge, UK
Paul Norbury, University of Melbourne, Australia
Martin Speight, University of Leeds, UK



Refereed journal articles:
Refereed conference proceedings:
[12] 
Firstorder Bogomol'nyi
vortices on a sphere
in:
Proceedings of the Workshop on Integrable Theories, Solitons and
Duality (IFT, São Paulo 2002),
JHEP proceedings PRHEPunesp2002/043 
[13] 
Slow
dynamics of CP^{1} lumps on a cylinder
in: J.C. Mourão, J.P. Nunes, R. Picken, J.C. Zambrini
(Eds.): Prospects in Mathematical Physics (Lisbon 2003),
Contemporary Mathematics 437, American Mathematical
Society, 2007 (pp. 209221) 
[14] 
Singularities
of AbelJacobi maps and geometry of dissolving
vortices
in: P. Giblin, S. Janeczko, C. RomeroFuster
(Eds.): Proceedings of the Workshop on Singularities in
Geometry and Applications (Będlewo 2011),
J. Singul. 6 (2012) 146157 
Thesis:
[15] 
Classical and Quantum Aspects of Topological Solitons
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2002 
Submitted preprints:



 08.07.2015: Asymptotic geometry in moduli of nonlinear
Abelian vortices, Informal Geometric Analysis Seminar,
MPIM, Bonn, Germany
 23.04.2015: Geometry and topology of toric gauged sigmamodels, Oberseminar Differentialgeometrie,
Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany
 07.04.2015: Divisor braids and gauge theory, Mathematical Physics Seminar, DAMTP,
University of Cambridge, UK
 02.02.2015: Divisor braids and gauge theory II, Gauge Theory Seminar,
University of Göttingen, Germany
 26.01.2015: Divisor braids and gauge theory I, Gauge Theory Seminar,
University of Göttingen, Germany
 17.11.2014: Pairs of pants, Pochhammer curves and quantum vortices, Gauge Theory Seminar,
University of Göttingen, Germany
 26.10.2014: Quantum vortices on closed surfaces and L^{2}invariants,
QGM Nielsen Retreat 2014, Sandbjerg Gods, Denmark
 20.08.2014: Quantum vortices on closed surfaces and L^{2}invariants,
Topology and Geometry Seminar, NUS, Singapore
 07.07.2014: Quantum vortices on closed surfaces and L^{2}invariants,
Gauge Theory Seminar, University of Göttingen, Germany
 11.04.2014: L^{2}invariants of vortex moduli,
Seminari de Geometria Algebraica, University of Barcelona, Spain
 15.01.2014: L^{2}invariants of vortex moduli,
Oberseminar Geometrie und Topologie, University of Bielefeld, Germany
 13.01.2014: Supersymmetric quantum mechanics on moduli spaces, Gauge Theory Seminar,
University of Göttingen, Germany
 other
talks



 13.11.1517.11.15:
QGM Nielsen Retreat 2015,
Sandbjerg Estate, Denmark
 09.11.1513.11.15:
Master Class: "Perturbative Quantization of Gauge Theories on Manifolds with Boundary" by Nikolai Reshetikhin,
QGM, Aarhus, Denmark
 21.10.1523.10.15:
Panorama of Mathematics,
HCM, Bonn, Germany
 12.10.1516.10.15:
Higher Structures in Geometry and Physics 2015,
MPIM, Bonn, Germany
 28.09.1508.10.15:
Introductory School on Moduli Spaces,
MPIM, Bonn, Germany
 17.08.1521.08.15:
Conference on Topology and Geometry,
HCM, Bonn, Germany
 27.07.1531.07.15:
Workshop: "Metric and Analytic Aspects of Moduli Spaces",
INI, Cambridge, UK
 26.06.1503.07.15:
Mathematische Arbeitstagung 2015: "Counting problems on moduli spaces",
MPIM, Bonn, Germany
 15.06.1519.06.15:
Workshop on "Homotopy theory, manifolds, and field theories",
MPIM, Bonn, Germany
 01.06.1519.06.15:
Felix Klein Lectures: "Elliptic cohomology and elliptic curves" by Charles Rezk,
HCM, Bonn, Germany
 04.05.1508.05.15:
Introductory School for HTP: "Homotopy theory, manifolds, and field theories",
HIM, Bonn, Germany
 30.03.1502.04.15:
The 4th Joint British Mathematical Colloquium & British Applied Mathematics Colloquium,
University of Cambridge, UK
 23.03.1527.03.15:
Spring School: "Characters of Representations and Modular Forms",
MPIM, Bonn, Germany
 11.01.1516.01.15:
Winter School in Mathematical Physics 2015,
Les Diablerets, Switzerland
 24.11.1428.11.14:
Workshop: "Geometric quantisation and topological recursion",
MPIM, Bonn, Germany
 03.11.1407.11.14:
Workshop: "Gauged SigmaModels in Two Dimensions",
SCGP, Stony Brook University, USA
 24.10.1428.10.14:
QGM Nielsen Retreat 2014,
Sandbjerg Estate, Denmark
 06.10.1410.10.14:
Masterclass on TQFTs, quantum groups and 3manifold invariants,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
 08.09.1412.09.14:
Summer School: "Modern Trends in GromovWitten Theory",
Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany
 04.08.1408.08.14:
Conference: "The Geometry, Topology and Physics of Moduli Spaces of
Higgs Bundles", IMS, National University of Singapore,
Singapore
 30.06.1404.07.14:
Summer School and Workshop: "Differential Forms on Singular Complex Spaces",
HCM, Bonn, Germany
 10.06.1413.06.14:
Conference on Arthmetic Algebraic Geometry on the occasion of Gerd Faltings' 60th birthday,
MPIM, Bonn, Germany
 19.05.1423.05.14:
IV International School on Geometry and Physics:
"The Geometry and Physics of Moduli Spaces",
Miraflores de la Sierra, Spain
 22.04.1425.04.14:
Conference on Quantization of Moduli Spaces,
University of Geneva, Switzerland
 17.03.1419.03.14:
Workshop: BrillNoether Methods in the Study of HyperKähler and CalabiYau Manifolds,
HIM, Bonn, Germany
 13.02.1414.02.14:
Higher Geometric Structures along the Lower Rhine IV,
MPIM, Bonn, Germany
 other
conferences



Maths and Physics:
Preprint arXiv (German mirror)
MathSciNet publications database and Mathematical Reviews
Eric Weisstein's MathWorld, an
electronic encyclopedia of mathematics
SPIRES HEP research database
mathjobs.com,
MathJobs.Org, current
jobs in mathematics worldwide
News:
GuardianUnlimited,
The Independent, The New York Times
Público, Visão
Die Welt, Die Zeit,
Der Spiegel
Libération,
Le Nouvel Observateur
Politiken.dk
General interest:
Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia
Weather
in Göttingen,
Germany
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converter
LEO, online dictionaries for German and other languages
Ordbogen.com, online Danish dictionaries
Urban Dictionary
Oneness: learn exotic languages online (e.g. Polish or Portuguese)
Linux project
LaTeX resources online
Alphabetical list and
map of commemorative plaques
in Göttingen
60
seconds with... me (interview for
IoP)



Dr Nuno Romão
Mathematisches Institut
Universität Göttingen
Bunsenstraße 35
D37073 Göttingen
Germany
Office: N32
Tel.: +49551397816
Fax: +495513922985

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