SOLNESS: Castles in the air?
HILDA: Yes! Castles in the air — they're so easy to hide away in. And easy to build too.
(Looking contemptuously at him.) Especially for builders who have a dizzy conscience.

— Henrik Ibsen, The Master Builder


Aleksander Doan

Department of Mathematics, Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3651, USA
office: Math Tower 2-106
email: aleksander dot doan at stonybrook dot edu


I am a fifth year PhD student at Stony Brook University, working under the supervision of Simon Donaldson. Starting from July 2019, I will be a Junior Fellow of the Simons Society of Fellows and a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University. I will also hold a Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

Here is a picture of me; and another one here.

Curriculum Vitae



Research interests

Research summary: a short, non-technical version and an extended version

You can watch me talking about my work here and here.



Papers

Equivariant Brill-Noether theory for elliptic operators and super-rigidity of J-holomorphic maps (with T. Walpuski)
preliminary version (2018)

Castelnuovo's bound and rigidity in almost complex geometry (with T. Walpuski)
arXiv:1809.04731 (2018)

On counting associative submanifolds and Seiberg-Witten monopoles (with T. Walpuski)
arXiv:1712.08383 (2017)

Deformation theory of the blown-up Seiberg-Witten equation in dimension three (with T. Walpuski)
Selecta Mathematica (2019) / arXiv:1704.02954 (2017)

On the existence of harmonic Z2 spinors (with T. Walpuski)
Journal of Differential Geometry (2018) / arXiv:1710.06781

Seiberg-Witten monopoles with multiple spinors on a surface times a circle
Journal of Topology (2018) / arXiv:1701.07942

Adiabatic limits and Kazdan-Warner equations
Calculus of Variations and PDE (2018) / arXiv:1701.07931



PhD Dissertation

Monopoles and Fueter sections on three-manifolds (2019)

My PhD dissertation at Stony Brook University. It incorporates some of the material from my first five papers, three of which were written in collaboration with Thomas Walpuski. The introduction is a short survey of generalized Seiberg-Witten equations, Fueter sections, and their relation to gauge theory in higher dimensions.



Other

Undergraduate projects:
Symplectic cohomology for stable fillings
Part III essay on symplectic fillability
Critical points of one-dimensional Gaussian mixtures
Bachelor's thesis on the Picard-Lefschetz theorem (in Polish)


Some of my photos