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Simon Salamon joined King's College London as Professor of Geometry in 2011. He held an analogous post at the Politecnico di Torino since 2000. After completing a doctorate under Nigel Hitchin, he worked in Maryland, Pisa and Princeton, before taking up a lecturership at the University of Oxford. He was briefly a reader at Imperial College London, and is an emeritus fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. He was Head of the Mathematics Department at KCL from 2013 to 2017.

Research Interests

These are mainly in the field of differential geometry, but branching into algebraic geometry and topology. There is emphasis on the study of manifolds, typically Riemannian or almost complex ones, and often defined with reference to the action of a Lie group. The main focus at present is on the construction of Ricci-flat metrics, working within the US-based Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis, and Physics. Other areas of interest include: 

  • Twistor spaces and projective geometry
  • Almost complex manifolds
  • Quaternionic and exotic geometries
  • Harmonic maps between manifolds
  • Spinors and differential operators
  • Nilmanifolds 
  • Combinatorial geometry
  • Mathematical software and visualization

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