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Sergey Galkin

  • Sergey Galkin has been at HSE University since 2013.

Education and Degrees

  • 2008

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Mathematical Logic, Algebra and Number Theory
    Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    Thesis Title: Toric degenerations of Fano manifolds

  • 2004

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "Future Professoriate" (2014-2015)


Articles and book chapters14

Working papers11


2015-2017: Dynasty foundation award for "Explicit constructions of interesting projective manifolds"

2015: Simons IUM-fellowship


Principal Investigator:

2016: RFBR grant 16-01-20250, organization of the conference "Monge--Ampere equation and Calabi--Yau manifolds"

2015: RFBR grant 15-01-20558, organization of the conference "Projective Algebraic Geometry" (celebrating Fyodor Zak's 65th birthday)

2014-2015: "Derived categories and mirror symmetry for Fano manifolds and moduli spaces", grant MK-1297.2014.1 from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

2014-2015: "Phantoms in fake projective planes'', NRU HSE's Academic Fund Program, research grant No 14-01-0025

2009-2011: "Quantum topological invariants of Fano manifolds",
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi) 10554503.

2009-2012: Start-Up Grant, World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI Initiative), MEXT, Japan.



2015-2016: "Categorical and analytic invariants in algebraic geometry", JSPS-RFBR grant 15-51-50045

2014-2016: "Algebraic geometry of symplectic varieties", key participant of the grant RSF 14-21-00053

2013-2017: AG Laboratory NRU-HSE, RF government grant, ag. 11.G34.31.0023

- "Algebraic geometry, homological algebra, algebraic number theory and mirror symmetry", NSh grants 2998.2014.1, 4713.2010.1, 1987.2008.1, 9969.2006.1

INTAS grant 05-100000-8118

RFBR grants 08-01-00395-a, 04-01-00613, 04-01-00702


FWF grants P 24572-N25, P2077

NSF grants DMS0600800, FRG DMS-0652633, FRG DMS-0854977, DMS-0901330

Soshiki Wakate from Japan Society for Promotion of Science

In 2008: "Periods, moduli spaces and arithmetic of algebraic varieties", SFB45


  • 2017

    Еженедельный семинар Лаборатории алгебраической геометрии и ее приложений (Москва). Presentation: The conifold point

  • Конференция "Алгебра и теория чисел в Калининграде" (Калининград). Presentation: Точки, прямые, квадраты, и кубики

  • Конференция "Алгебра и теория чисел в Калининграде" (Калининград). Presentation: Представления колчана Кронекера и детерминантальные представления кубических форм

  • Inagurational conference for Gökova Geometry/Topology Institute (Гёкова (Gökova)). Presentation: Cubic forms and related geometries (3 talks)

  • Geometry of String and Gauge Theories (CERN). Presentation: Two Gauged Linear Sigma Models for non-spherical Calabi-Yau manifolds

  • Еженедельный семинар Лаборатории алгебраической геометрии и ее приложений (Москва). Presentation: Fano threefolds, K3 surfaces, Mathieu group, and Brav-Dyckerhoff relative Calabi-Yau structures
  • Международный семинар по бирациональной геометрии и семинар Гиперкэлерова суббоота (Москва). Presentation: Beauville-Donagi and Debarre-Voisin as symmetric squares of Kummer-Kahler-Kodaira-Kuznetsov

  • 2016

    miniPAGES (Polish Algebraic GEometry mini-Semester) (Бедлево). Presentation: Hyperkahler manifolds and modular forms

  • 23 GÖKOVA GEOMETRY / TOPOLOGY CONFERENCES (Гокова). Presentation: Hyperkähler manifolds and mirror symmetry

  • 2015

    New Techniques in Birational Geometry (Stony Brook). Presentation: A tentative integer-valued birational invariant of threefolds

  • Amplitudes, Motives and Beyond (Mainz). Presentation: Exceptional minuscule graphs and motives

  • Mathematics of Physics: Geometry and Topology (Engelberg). Presentation: Refined counting of holomorphic discs bounded on Lagrangian torus on a surface
  • Magadan Algebraic Geometry International Conference (Магадан (Magadan)). Presentation: Counting rational curves on abelian varieties
  • Tropical Aspects in Geometry, Topology and Physics (Oberwolfach). Presentation: Degenerations, transitions and quantum cohomology

  • Algebraic Geometry Seminar (Stony Brook). Presentation: An explicit construction of Miura's varieties

  • Categorical and analytic invariants in algebraic geometry II (Токио, Кашива). Presentation: Counting rational curves on abelian varieties is a moonshine with delightful byproducts
  • Еженедельный семинар Лаборатории алгебраической геометрии и ее приложений (Москва). Presentation: Quantum, refined, tropical, real, and homotopic
  • 2014

    Calabi-Yau Geometry and Mirror Symmetry (臺北 (Taipei)). Presentation: On positive aspects of mirror symmetry

  • Hong Kong Geometry Colloquium (香港 (Hong Kong)). Presentation: Cubics, squares and lines
  • IMS Algebraic Geometry seminar (香港 (Hong Kong)). Presentation: Mirror symmetry for Fano manifolds

  • Introductory Workshop on Tropical Geometry in its Complex and Symplectic aspects (Lausanne). Presentation: Mini-course "Geometry of surfaces with geometric genus zero" (4 lectures)

  • Workshop on B-model aspects of Gromov-Witten Theory (Ann Arbor). Presentation: Gamma conjectures for Fano manifolds

  • Workshop on Calabi-Yau Manifolds, Mirror Symmetry and Related Topics (東京 (Tokyo)). Presentation: An explicit construction of Miura's varieties

  • The 10th meeting of "The locally free geometry seminars" (London). Presentation: Cubics: lines, squares, and irrationality

  • 2nd International School on TQFT, Langlands and Mirror Symmetry (Playa del Carmen). Presentation: Cubics: lines, squares, and irrationality

  • Landau-Ginzburg Theory and Fano Varieties (경주시 (Gyeongju)). Presentation: On conjectures of Dubrovin and Ostrover-Tyomkin

  • Tropical Geometry in Europe (İstanbul). Presentation: Rational cubic fourfolds, their lines, and associated K3 surfaces

  • Seminar on Mirror Symmetry (Genève). Presentation: Rationality problems, with special regard to cubic hypersurfaces

  • Seminar on Mirror Symmetry (Genève). Presentation: Grothendieck's constructor and irrationality of cubic fourfolds

  • Tropicalization, Realization, and Algebraic-Tropical Correspondence (אילת (Eilat)). Presentation: Monotone Lagrangian tori in the plane

  • Calabi-Yau Manifolds and their Moduli (Edmonton). Presentation: Calabi-Yau threefolds from elliptic curves, Grassmannians, sextonions,...

  • Tropical Geometry in Europe (Marseille). Presentation: Dolgachev surfaces and ball quotients

  • A workshop on the Chow group of holomorphically symplectic manifolds (Москва (Moscow)). Presentation: Lines on rational cubic fourfolds, and associated K3 surfaces

  • Derived Categories, Motives and Zeta-functions (Edinburgh). Presentation: Derived categories, motives, symmetric powers, zeta-functions

  • Tropical Geometry (Saas Fee). Presentation: Polynomial relations between holomorphic curves and discs

  • Mathematics Inspired by String Theory (三亞 (Sānyà)). Presentation: A symplectic version of Dubrovin's conjectures

  • Complex manifolds, dynamics and birational geometry (Москва (Moscow)). Presentation: Acyclic line bundles on fake projective planes

  • One-day conference dedicated to the memory of V. A. Iskovskikh (Москва (Moscow)). Presentation: New Fano manifolds, new questions

  • Еженедельный семинар "Геометрические структуры на многообразиях" (Москва (Moscow)). Presentation: Grothendieck's LEGO and birational geometry
  • 2013
    Special Seminar IPMU, University of Tokyo (柏市 (Kashiwa)). Presentation: Exceptional collections on punctual Hilbert schemes of surfaces, and cateorical zeta-functions
  • Special Program "Tropical Geometry and Topology" (Bonn). Presentation: Mini-course "Geometry of Fano manifolds" (4 lectures)
  • Séminaire de Géométrie Tropicale (Paris). Presentation: The conifold point
  • MIPT's DM seminar at Moscow (Москва (Moscow)). Presentation: Bartender's guide to wandering drunkards
  • Seminar of Lie groups, Riemann surfaces, and mathematical physics (Москва (Moscow)). Presentation: Mirror symmetry for elliptic curves (after Polishchuk and Zaslow)

  • Seminar of Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (Bonn). Presentation: The quantization of mirror symmetry for del Pezzo surfaces
  • Seminar of the Steklov Math. Institute (Москва (Moscow)). Presentation: Пары точек и прямые на кубиках (Pairs of points and lines on cubics)

  • Seminar of the Institute of Mathematics of the Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz). Presentation: Zeta-functions of perfect categories, symmetric powers and Hilbert schemes
  • Еженедельный семинар Лаборатории алгебраической геометрии и ее приложений (Москва (Moscow)). Presentation: Малообразия
  • 2012

    Workshop Homological Projective Duality and Quantum Gauge Theory (東京 (Tokyo)). Presentation: Projective duality, quantum cohomology and exceptional approximations

  • Первая международная конференция по алгебраической геометрии, теории элементарных частиц и теории струн «Relation of String Theory to Gauge Theories and Moduli Problems of Branes» (Москва (Moscow)). Presentation: Exceptional collections of four line bundles on Beauville's quotient-product surface

  • Workshop «Birational Geometry and Derived Categories» (Wien (Vienna)). Presentation: Minifolds and phantoms

  • Itinerant Seminar "Tropical Geometry in Europe" (Bonn). Presentation: Mutations of potentials and their upper bounds

  • Nakajima seminar (京都市 (Kyoto)). Presentation: Phantom categories
  • Hodge theoretic aspects of mirror symmetry (Mainz). Presentation: Exceptional non-commutative Hodge structures and Diophantine approximations

  • International School on TQFT, Langlands and Mirror Symmetry (Huatulco). Presentation: Homologically minimal fourfolds

  • Birational and Affine Geometry (Москва). Presentation: Minifolds