Benjamin Bakker
I'm a postdoc at the Institut für Mathematik
International Research Training Group GRK 1800 "Moduli and Automorphic Forms"
HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin
email: 
benjamin.last name+at+math.huberlin.de 
phone: 
+49 (0) 30 20935408 
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Johann von NeumannHaus 1.412 
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HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin
Institut für Mathematik
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Curriculum vitae (April 2016)
Research interests
Algebraic geometry, moduli of abelian varieties, toroidal compactifications, moduli of sheaves on K3 surfaces, symplectic varieties, derived categories.
Publications and preprints
 A Torelli theorem for singular symplectic varieties and applications, with C. Lehn, in preparation.
 The Mercat conjecture for stable rank 2 vector bundles on generic curves, with G. Farkas, (arXiv:1511.03253), submitted.
 The geometric torsion conjecture for abelian varieties with real multiplication, with J. Tsimerman, (arXiv:1504.02090).
J. Differential Geom., to appear.
 The Kodaira dimension of complex hyperbolic manifolds with cusps, with J. Tsimerman, (arXiv:1503.05654), submitted.
 \(p\)torsion monodromy representations of elliptic curves over geometric function fields, with J. Tsimerman, (arXiv:1403.7168).
Ann. of Math., to appear.
 Higher rank stable pairs on abelian surfaces, with A. Jorza, in preparation.
 A classification of Lagrangian planes in holomorphic symplectic varieties, (arXiv:1310.6341).
J. Inst. Math. Jussieu, to appear.
 On the FreyMazur conjecture over low genus curves, with J. Tsimerman, (arXiv:1309.6568).
 Lagrangian 4planes in holomorphic symplectic varieties of \(K\mathit{3}^{[4]}\)type, with A. Jorza (arXiv:1111.0047).
Cent. Eur. J. Math., Volume 12, Issue 7 (2014).
Computational appendix and Code.
 Higher rank stable pairs on K3 surfaces, with A. Jorza, (arXiv:1103.3727).
Commun. Number Theory Phys., Volume 6, Number 4 (2012).
 My thesis from Princeton University, under Rahul Pandharipande:
Hodge polynomials of moduli spaces of stable pairs on K3 surfaces (June 2010).
Recent talks
 The birational geometry of complex ball quotients, University of Edinburgh, June 2016
 Rank 2 vector bundles on generic curves and Mercat's conjecture, Yale University, March 2016.
 Bounding torsion in families of abelian varieties, University of Hong Kong, February 2016.
 Rank 2 vector bundles on generic curves and Mercat's conjecture, GermanIsraeli Workshop in Algebraic and Tropical Geometry, January 2016.
 Rank 2 vector bundles on generic curves and Mercat's conjecture, North German Algebraic Geometry Seminar, Freie Universitat, December 2015.
 Hyperbolicity and torsion in families of abelian varieties, Universitat Mainz, November 2015.
 Hyperbolicity and torsion in families of abelian varieties, JapaneseEuropean Symposium on Symplectic Varieties and Moduli Spaces, Kyoto University, October 2015.
 The Kodaira dimension of complex hyperbolic manifolds, Northeastern University, September 2015.
 The Kodaira dimension of complex hyperbolic manifolds, Courant Institute, NYU, September 2015.
 Bounding torsion in geometric families of abelian varieties, AMS Summer Institute in Algebraic Geometry, July 2015.
 The Kodaira dimension of hyperbolic manifolds, Leibniz Universitat Algebraic Geometry Seminar, June 2015.
 Classifying ruled subvarieties of K3^n type manifolds, Workshop on geometry and arithmetic of hyperkahler manifolds, February 2015.
 Higher rank stable pairs on K3 surfaces, Motivic invariants related to K3 and abelian geometries, February 2015.
 Bounding torsion in geometric families of abelian varieties, University of Toronto Number Theory Seminar, January 2015.
 Bounding torsion in geometric families of abelian varieties, Max Planck Institut Algebraic Geometry Seminar, January 2015.
Seminars
Teaching