
Radu Laza
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Stony Brook University
[On leave at IAS for AY 20142015]

Office: Math 4121 / Fuld Hall 422 (at IAS)
Resume
Research Algebraic
Geometry, esp. moduli problems, degenerations, singularities, special
classes of varieties (K3s, CalabiYau, Hyperkahler manifolds).
Recent & Selected Publications:
 Extending the Prym map to toroidal compactifications of the moduli space of abelian varieties (with S. CasalainaMartin, S. Grushevsky, and K. Hulek), preprint 2014.
 The KSBA compactification for the moduli space of degree two K3 pairs, to appear in J. Eur. Math. Soc.
 On some Hermitian variations of Hodge structure of CalabiYau type with real multiplication (w. R. Friedman), Michigan Math. J. 63 (2014), no. 1, 8399.
 Log canonical models and variation of GIT for genus four canonical curves (w. S. CasalainaMartin and D. Jensen), J. Algebraic Geom. 23 (2014), 727764.
 Semialgebraic horizontal subvarieties of CalabiYau type (w. R. Friedman), Duke Math. J. 162 (2013), no. 12, 20772148.
 Simultaneous semistable reduction for curves with ADE singularities (w. S. CasalainaMartin), Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 365 (2013), no. 5, 22712295.
 The geometry of the ball quotient model of the moduli space of genus four curves (w. S. CasalainaMartin and D. Jensen), in "Compact Moduli Spaces and Vector Bundles", Contemp. Math. 564 (2012), 107136.
 Moduli space of cubic fourfolds via the period map, Ann. of Math. 172 (2010), no. 1, 673711.
 Moduli space of cubic fourfolds (the GIT compactification), J. Algebraic Geom. 18 (2009), 511545.
 The moduli space of cubic threefolds via degenerations of the intermediate Jacobian (w. S. CasalainaMartin), J. Reine Angew. Math. 633 (2009), 2965.
Expository:
Expository lecture series given at: Angers (June 2014), KAIST (Mar 2014), Fields Institute (Aug and Nov 2013), Vancouver (Jul 2013), Barcelona (May 2013).
Books edited:
 Introduction to CalabiYau varieties (w. Schuett and N. Yui), lecture notes based on the concentrated graduate courses held during the thematic program on CalabiYau varieties at Fields Institute (Fall 2013), to appear.
 Arithmetic and Geometry of K3 Surfaces and CalabiYau Threefolds (w. M. Schuett and N. Yui), Fields Institute Communications, vol. 67, Springer 2013, (Proceedings of the 2011 Fields workshop on CalabiYau's and K3's).
My papers on arXiv. My Scholar profile.
My research is partially supported by NSF (CAREER DMS125481, DMS1200875). I was previously supported by a Sloan Fellowship (20102013). I am also part of an FRG group "Hodge theory, Moduli and Representation theory" (DMS1361143) with P. Brosnan, M. Kerr, G. Pearlstein, and C. Robles.
Activities
 Perspectives on complex algebraic geometry (Columbia University, May 2225, 2015)
 New techniques in birational geometry (Stony Brook, April 610, 2015)
 FRG Workshop (Stony Brook, January 58, 2015)
 Topology of algebraic varieties (IAS, 20142015)
 K3, Enriques Surfaces and Related Topics (Nagoya, Nov 1014, 2014)
 Colloquium@Math.SBU: Fall 2014, Spring 2014
 Algebraic Geometry Seminar (see also AG@SBU)
Past Activities
Travel 2014
Travel 2013
Students/Postdocs
 Zheng Zhang  geometric and motivic realizations of VHS
 Letao Zhang (postdoc)
Former Associates
 Patricio Gallardo (moduli of surfaces of general type, esp. quintics)  now at U. Georgia
 Thao Do (undergraduate, Honors Thesis: On Delsarte surfaces with log canonical singularities)  now at MIT
 Ken Ascher (undergraduate, Honors Thesis)  now at Brown.
 Ren Yi (undergraduate)  now at Brown.
 Dave Jensen (postdoc)  now at U. Kentucky.
Personal  Irina & Iuliana
Address
Mathematics Department
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 117943651
Office Phone: (631) 6324506
Email: rlaza@math.sunysb.edu or radu.laza@stonybrook.edu
Address at IAS
School of Mathematics
Institute for Advanced Study
Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
Office Phone: (609) 7348080
Email: rlaza@math.ias.edu
Last Modified: Oct 20, 2014