Nitin Chidambaram

University of Edinburgh

Going to climb spectacular megafauna
Canoeing with Ruben


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.

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Publications and Preprints

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 E10 Model and Supersymmetry
(with Kleinschmidt and Nicolai, 40 pages)
Phys. Rev. D 91, 085039. (2015)

Or equivalently, here is the list on the arXiv :

Other things I like to do

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.

Sinster 7 finish line, 2019


My first 100-mile race: Sinster 7 at Crowsnest Pass

Ski touring

St. Nicholas peak on the Wapta Icefields

Rock climbing

"I cant believe it's a girdle", Joshua Tree