Research interests

My research lies at the intersection of differential, algebraic and noncommutative geometry. I'm interested in topics that have close links with mathematical physics.

More precisely, I study Poisson varieties, and the noncommutative algebras obtained from them through the mysterious transcendental process of deformation quantization. In practice, this involves connections with several other topics, such as classical/derived algebraic geometry, D-modules, moduli spaces, the Stokes phenomenon and multiple zeta values.

For more details, see my publications.

Information for students

Openings for undergraduate students

If you are an undergraduate at McGill who is interested in a summer research project in geometry, I welcome you to contact me by email, including a CV and transcript and telling me a bit about your interests. I am unfortunately not able to supervise everyone who approaches me, but anyone who contacts me at least 2 weeks in advance of the annual USRA/SURA deadline will receive full consideration.

Openings for graduate students

I enjoy working with students who have a strong interest in geometry, particularly in connection with algebra and/or mathematical physics. I may have an opening for admission in Fall 2023, and welcome enquiries from interested students.

Reference letters

Students seeking a reference letter from me are encouraged to consult the advice available on the Department's resource page.


Star Products

I am involved in the development of a package for symbolic calculations with Poisson brackets and Kontsevich's deformation quantization formula. Please visit the public git repository for more information.

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Academic history

Before joining the faculty at McGill, I spent time at: