Mathematical Interests

Broad interests in Contact and Symplectic topology, and interactions: Symplectic Field Theory and related Floer theories, holomorphic curves and foliations, geometric structures in Hamiltonian dynamical systems and celestial mechanics, global analysis, all with a biased view towards pushing techniques to higher dimensions. Further interests in mathematical physics, and practical applications.

Publications/Preprints/In Progress

  1. On cone structures, open books and entropy, with Umberto Hrynewicz, Abror Pirnapasov. In progress.
  2. On Floer-type numerical invariants, GIT quotients, and orbit bifurcations of real-life planetary systems, with Urs Frauenfelder, Dayung Koh. In progress.
  3. On the Fukaya category of 4-dimensional non-Weinstein Liouville domains, with Kai Cieliebak, Oleg Lazarev, Thomas Massoni. In progress.
  4. On GIT quotients of the symplectic group, stability and bifurcations of symmetric orbits, 2021, with Urs Frauenfelder. Submitted. Arxiv.
  5. Contact geometry in the restricted three-body problem –a survey–, 2021. Journal of Fixed Point Theory and Applications, Claude Viterbo’s 60th birthday edition. Survey based on lecture notes for a mini-course. Arxiv. Published version.
  6. A landscape of contact manifolds via rational SFT, 2020, with Zhengyi Zhou. Submitted. Arxiv.
  7. Global hypersurfaces of section for the spatial restricted three-body problem, 2020, with Otto van Koert. To Appear in Nonlinearity. Arxiv.
  8. Pseudo-holomorphic dynamics in the restricted three-body problem, 2020. Submitted. Arxiv.
  9. A generalized Poincaré-Birkhoff theorem, 2020, with Otto van Koert. Journal of Fixed Point Theory and Applications, Claude Viterbo’s 60th birthday edition. Arxiv. Published version.
  10. Bourgeois contact structures: tightness, fillability and applications, 2019, with Jonathan Bowden, and Fabio Gironella. Submitted. Arxiv. (This article strictly contains the manuscript titled “5-dimensional Bourgeois contact structures are tight”, therefore now withdrawn.)
  11. Algebraic and Giroux torsion in higher-dimensional contact manifolds, 2019. Submitted. Arxiv.
  12. SFT computations and intersection theory in higher-dimensional contact manifolds, 2019. J. Inst. Math. Jussieu, Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/S1474748020000559. Published version. Arxiv.
  13. Holomorphic curves in the presence of holomorphic hypersurface foliations, 2019, with Richard Siefring. Submitted. Arxiv.
  14. Planarity in higher-dimensional contact manifolds, 2018, with Bahar Acu. Int. Math. Res. Not. (IMRN), Oxford University Press. Published version. Arxiv.
  15. Algebraic Torsion in higher-dimensional contact manifolds, 2018, PhD thesis. Published via Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, open access EDOC server. DOI: 10.18452/19849. Available in Arxiv.

Other documents

  1. “Contact geometry in the spatial restricted three-body problem”, Lecture notes for online mini-course. Available on the Arxiv (version 1; version 2 is now a survey). See the Teaching section for the recordings, available on YouTube.

Invited Talks



Nov 5, 2021, IAS. Joint PU/IAS symplectic seminar. A discussion on the idea of the shadow of the spatial three-body problem.
Oct 26, Members’ Colloquium, IAS. Informal overview.
Symplectic Zoominar talk, IAS, June 18, 2021.
Talk in IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Aug 26, 2019.
Same talk in IAS, Princeton, USA, Oct 7, 2019
Part of a USA, East Coast, mini-tour.

Seminars Organized

  • Symplectic Zoominar (CRM-Montréal, Princeton/IAS, Tel Aviv, and Paris), together with Octav Cornea (Montréal), Helmut Hofer (IAS), Vincent Humilière (Paris), Leonid Polterovich (Tel Aviv), Egor Shelukhin (Montréal), Shira Tanny (IAS), Sara Tukachinsky (Tel Aviv), Claude Viterbo (Paris).
  • PU/IAS Symplectic Geometry Seminar (joint Princeton University/IAS), together with Yusuf Bariş Kartal (Princeton), Julian Chaidez (Princeton), John Pardon (Princeton), Emmy Murphy (Princeton), Helmut Hofer (IAS), and Ipsita Datta (IAS).
  • 2014, UCL Geometry Seminar.

Journal Refereeing

Academic Visits


Conferences, Seminars, Summer Schools and Workshops