About me.

I am Professor of Mathematics, and a member of the algebra group, in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Glasgow.


The LMS Undergraduate Summer School was hosted by the School of Mathematics and Statistics in Glasgow in summer 2018. It was from the 16th to the 27th of July 2018. For further details, see the school website.

I am now an editor for the Journal of Algebra. You can submit your papers here.

Ben Davison and I organized a conference on "Geometric representation theory", at the University of Glasgow, 3rd-7th July 2017. For further details, see the conference website.

I gave a series of lectures "From Paltonic solids to quivers" at the LMS Undergraduate Summer School 2015 in Loughborough, July 20-31. For more information, see the school website.

During the 8th-12th of June, 2015, I organized an informal problem-based workshop at the University of Glasgow on "Symplectic representation theory". This was funded by the University of Glasgow. The workshop website is here.

From the 25th to the 29th of August 2014, I co-organized with Simon Goodwin a LMS-Clay institute research school on Algebraic Lie theory at the University of Glasgow from the. For details see the school website.

I also co-organized with Oliver Dudas, a a summer school on Quiver Hecke algebras, at d'Études Scientifiques de Cargèse, on the beautiful island of Corsica, from the 16th to the 20th of June, 2014. The following week, there was a conference on geometric representation theory at the institute.

Research interests

I am interested in representation theory and its interaction with geometry. In particular, I am interested in anything that is even remotely related to symplectic reflection algebras (and especially rational Cherednik algebras). To date, "anything" includes symplectic algebraic geometry, D-modules, Calogero-Moser systems, algebraic combinatorics and the representation theory of certain objects of Lie type such as Hecke algebras and q-Schur algebras. I am especially interested in the relationship between symplectic reflection algebras and sheaves of deformation-quantization algebras on symplectic manifolds.

If you might be interested in doing a PhD with me at Glasgow in one of the above areas, take a look here.

Glasgow-Liverpool-Edinburgh-Newcastle seminar

I am the local Glasgow organizer for the Glasgow-Liverpool-Edinburgh-Newcastle (GLEN) algebraic geometry seminar. The main organizer is Johan Martens.