Chidambaram

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn

I'm Nitin Chidambaram, a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn working with Gaetan Borot . In July 2020, I defended my PhD at the University of Alberta where I was supervised by Vincent Bouchard and David Favero .

I'm broadly interested in algebraic geometry and what ideas from string theory can teach us about geometry. I've spent some time thinking about the Eynard-Orantin topological recursion in connection to enumerative geometry, and I'm currently trying to understand various contexts in which Airy structures produce physically and/or geometrically interesting invariants. I'm also interested in derived categories, especially in the context of the Bondal-Orlov conjecture on flops (i.e., the relationship to birational geometry), and I'm pursuing an approach to this conjecture using the notion of windows.

You can also take a look at my CV below.

Here is a list of all my publications and preprints:

- Whittaker vectors for W-algebras from topological recursion (with Borot, Bouchard and Creutzig, 79 pages)
- arXiv:2104.04516v1 [math-ph] (submitted)

- Windows for cdgas (with Favero, 29 pages)
- Adv. Math. 379 (2021), 107553.
- Kernels for Grassmann Flops (with Ballard, Favero, McFaddin and Vandermolen, 27 pages)
- J. Math. Pures Appl. (9) 147 (2021), 29–59.
- Higher Airy Structures, W algebras and topological recursion (with Borot, Bouchard, Creutzig and Noschenko, 93 pages)
- arXiv:1812.08738[math-ph] (accepted in Memoirs of the AMS)
- Quantizing Weierstrass (with Bouchard and Dauphinee, 40 pages)
- Commun. Num. Theor. Phys. 12 253-303. (2018)
- Canonical Structure of the E
_{10}Model and Supersymmetry (with Kleinschmidt and Nicolai, 40 pages)
- Phys. Rev. D 91, 085039. (2015)

When I'm not doing math, I try to get outdoors as much as possible - climbing, skiing, or running for example. Recently, I've been learning to crack climb in Ettringen! Here are some pictures.

If you would like to talk about math (or go climbing/running), you can find me at