University of Edinburgh

I'm Nitin Chidambaram, currently a postdoc at the University of Edinburgh working with Sasha Shapiro. I co-organize the Algebra seminar in Edinburgh.

I'm broadly interested in algebraic geometry and physical mathematics, and in particular what ideas from physics can teach us about geometry. Among other things, I think about the Eynard-Orantin topological recursion, Airy structures, integrable hierarchies, the moduli space of curves, vertex algebras and the relationships between them. I also work on categorical aspects of geometry, in particular, the study of derived categories.

You can also take a look at my CV below for more information.

Here is a list of all my publications and preprints:

- 10) $b$-Hurwitz numbers from Whittaker vectors for $\mathcal{W}$-algebras (with Dołęga and Osuga, 40 pages)
- arXiv:2401.12814 [math.AG]

- 9) Taking limits in topological recursion (with Borot, Bouchard, Kramer and Shadrin, 83 pages)
- arXiv:2309.01654 [math.AG] (submitted)

- 8) Relations on $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n} $ and the negative r-spin Witten conjecture (with Garcia-Failde and Giacchetto, 51 pages)
- arXiv:2205.15621 [math.AG] (submitted)

- 7) Shifted Witten classes and topological recursion (with Charbonnier, Garcia-Failde and Giacchetto, 34 pages)
- Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 377.2 (2024)
- 6) Whittaker vectors for W-algebras from topological recursion (with Borot, Bouchard and Creutzig, 79 pages)
- arXiv:2104.04516 [math-ph] (accepted in Selecta Mathematica)
- 5) Windows for cdgas (with Favero, 29 pages)
- Adv. Math. 379 (2021), 107553.
- 4) Kernels for Grassmann Flops (with Ballard, Favero, McFaddin and Vandermolen, 27 pages)
- J. Math. Pures Appl. (9) 147 (2021), 29–59.
- 3) 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)
- 2) Quantizing Weierstrass (with Bouchard and Dauphinee, 40 pages)
- Commun. Num. Theor. Phys. 12 253-303. (2018)
- 1) 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. Time to explore climbing in the highlands! Here are some (older) pictures.

If you want to chat about math (or go climbing/running), you can find me at