Current Van Loo Postdoctoral Fellows

Philip Arathoon

Van Loo Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor

Research Interests: My research area is in Hamiltonian dynamics, symplectic geometry, and representation theory.

Education/Degree
Ph.D., University of Manchester (2019)
M.Phil., University of Manchester (2015)
M.Math., University of Cambridge (2014)
B.A., University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall (2013)

Contact
Department of Mathematics
2856 East Hall
530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1043

Email: philash@umich.edu


Elliot Blackstone

Van Loo Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Mathematical physics. More precisely, the focus of my current work is:
1) The Benjamin-Ono equation, which, in simplest terms, is used to model waves along the interface of two fluids,
2) Finite Hilbert transforms, their spectral theory, and relation to the interior problem of tomography, and
3) Toeplitz determinants with Fisher-Hartwig singularities.

Education/Degree
Ph.D., University of Central Florida (2019)
M.S., University of Central Florida (2014)
B.S., Penn State (2011)

Contact
Department of Mathematics
1821 East Hall
530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1043

Email: eblackst@umich.edu


Nick Geiser

Van Loo Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Mathematics) and Leinweber Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Physics)

Research Interests: My research spans several areas of theoretical high-energy physics centered around scattering amplitudes and modular symmetry. Scattering amplitudes are fundamental objects in theoretical physics which can be measured in experiments and reveal deep connections between physics and pure mathematics. At UM, I plan to study several active sub-fields within the field of scattering amplitudes, including effective field theories, the double-copy, and the S-matrix bootstrap.

Outside of research, I work with a variety of organizations to support under-represented minority groups in STEM fields. I am Mexican-American and a first-generation college student, and I owe much of my success to my own mentors. I intend to continue my mentorship and outreach work at UM.

Education/Degree
Ph.D., UCLA (2023)
M.S., UCLA (2018)
B.S., Fordham University (2017)

Contact
Forthcoming

Email: ngeiser@umich.edu


Dae Wook Kim

Van Loo Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Systems biology, biochemical networks, circadian rhythms, DNA damage and p53-rhythms, chronotherapy, precision medicine, wearable technology, mathematical modeling, dynamical systems, stochastic process

Education/Degree
Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (2021)
B.S., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (2016)

Contact
Department of Mathematics
1821 East Hall
530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1043

Email: daewook@umich.edu