Jonathan Mboyo Esole

Department of Mathematics
Harvard University
One Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Office: Science Center 239
Email: (last name) (at) math.harvard.edu

I am a Benjamin Peirce Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University . I am also a member of the Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature, which is the Harvard University High Energy Theory Group. I work on the geometry of string theory and lecture on mathematics. My research is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant DMS-1406925 “Elliptic Fibrations and String Theory”.


Teaching

Sharing my passion of mathematics with students is a very rewarding human experience. I probably learn more from them than they learn from me.
Spring 2016: Introduction to Algebraic Geometry II (Math 232br)
Fall 2015: Introduction to Algebraic Geometry I (Math 232a)
Fall 2015: Sets, Groups and Topology (Math 101)
Spring 2015: Introduction to Algebraic Geometry II (Math 232br)
Spring 2015: Sets, Groups and Topology (Math 101)
Fall 2014: Introduction to Algebraic Geometry I (Math 232a)
Spring 2014: Introduction to Algebraic Geometry II (Math 232br)
Spring 2014: Spin Geometry and SuperSymmetry (Math 255y)
Fall 2013: Introduction to Algebraic Geometry I (Math 232a)
Spring 2013: Calculus II (Math 1B)
Fall 2012:Topics in Elliptic Fibrations and String Theory (Math 363)
Spring 2012: Calculus I (Math MA)
Fall 2011: Calculus II (Math 1B)

Research

My area of research is at the interface of string theory and mathematics. I currently work closely with Professor S.T. Yau on the geometry of string theory, specially in the context of F-theory. String theory is an attempt to unify all the fundamental interactions of Nature into a unique consistent and elegant theory. Interestingly, this endeavor has produced a lot of new ideas and insights in many different areas of mathematics. It has built bridges between communities of scientists that at first look would not have much to talk about. Experimental proofs of string theory have yet to come but as a source of inspiration for mathematics, it is a success story.

I specifically study the geometry of elliptic fibrations as seen from the point of view of string theory. Elliptic curves are some of the oldest, yet most prominent objects across mathematics. My research has direct applications to gauge theories, Grand Unified Theories, and the study of topological defects in conformal field theories.

My research is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant DMS-1406925 “Elliptic Fibrations and String Theory”.

Invited Seminars, Workshops and Conferences


Publications and preprints

I sign all my papers with my African names "Mboyo Esole". You can find my publications on my Google Scholar Page or on inspirehep.net . For your convenience, you can also find below a list of my publications: