Prof. dr. G.R. (Gil) Cavalcanti

Hans Freudenthalgebouw
Budapestlaan 6
Kamer 607
3584 CD Utrecht

Prof. dr. G.R. (Gil) Cavalcanti

Fundamental Mathematics
030 253 1512

My area of research is differential geometry. The particular objects I work with are generalized complex structures. These were introduced by Nigel Hitchin in 2002 and are a simultaneous generalization of complex and symplectic structures. They are also physically relevant, as several objects which appear naturally in string theory arise naturally in the generalized complex world.

I also work on the nearby area called Poisson geometry whose origins lie in Hamiltonian dynamics in physics but which has a life of its own as a branch of differential geometry.

I am also a board member of the GQT cluster.

Since September 2021 I am one of the board members of Mastermath (previously chair).