### Murad Alim

#### Contact

m.alim@hw.ac.uk

murad.alim@uni-hamburg.de

#### About me

I am a mathematical physicist and geometer working on the geometry of quantum field- and string theories.

I am an associate professor for mathematical physics at the Mathematics department of Heriot-Watt University as well as at the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh. I maintain a close connection to the mathematics department of the University of Hamburg where I was an Emmy Noether research group leader and an interim professor.

If you are interested in joining my group please drop me an email.

#### Research interests

My research goal is to uncover new physical and mathematical structures and ideas from the study of the geometry associated with field and string theories. In particular, I am interested in the moduli spaces associated with the variation of these structures, the attached wall crossing phenomena as well as physical and geometrical dualities and symmetries. These phenomena are studied using tools from mirror symmetry.

#### Curriculum Vitae

**03/2024-Now** Associate Professor for Mathematical Physics at the Department of Mathematics of Heriot Watt University and at the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Edinbrugh. Member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Physics Group

**04/2012-09/2023** Substitute Full Professor of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Hamburg

**09/2016-Now** Emmy Noether Research Group Leader at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Hamburg

**04/2016-09/2016** Interim full professor at the Mathematical Institute of the Georg-August University of Göttingen

**9/2015-03/2016** Research Associate at the Mathematical Institute of the Georg-August University of Göttingen

**09/2012-08/2015** Research Associate and Lecturer at the Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. With Prof. Dr. Shing-Tung Yau.

**09/2010-08/2012** Postdoc at the High Energy Theory Group, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. With Prof. Dr. Cumrun Vafa.

**09/2009-08/2010** Postdoc at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany. With Prof. Dr. Albrecht Klemm.

**11/2006-07/2009** PhD in physics at ASC, LMU, Munich. Advisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Mayr.

**10/2002-05/2006** Studies of physics and mathematics at the LMU, Munich, Germany. Prediploma in mathematics, Diploma in physics. Advisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Lüst.

**09/2003-06/2004** DEA (Master) of theoretical physics at the ENS, Paris, France.

**10/2000-09/2002** Studies of physics. Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany. Pre-diploma.

**09/1998-07/1999** Preparatory year of engineering. University of Alexandria, Egypt.

** 08/1998** Secondary school certificate. Collège Saint-Marc, Alexandria, Egypt.