William Donovan

Associate Professor​​

Yau Mathematical Science Center, Tsinghua University

Office: Jin Chun Yuan West Bldg. 128


Research Areas

Algebraic Geometry

Educational Background

00/10 - 04/06 Cambridge, UK BA, MMath

07/10 - 11/09 Imperial College London PhD

Work Experience

2021/08 to now YMSC, Tsinghua University Associate Professor
2018/06 - 2021/08 YMSC, Tsinghua University Assistant Professor
2014/11 - 2018/05 Kavli IPMU, University of Tokyo Research Fellow
2011/09 - 2014/06 University of Edinburgh, UK Research Assistant

Honors and Awards

16/04 Japan Society for Promotion of Science Young

Scientist B grant award


[1] Grassmannian twists on the derived category via spherical functors Proc. London Math. Soc. (2013)

[2] Window shifts, flop equivalences and Grassmannian twists (with E. Segal) Compositio Math. (2014)

[3] Mixed braid group actions from deformations of surface singularities (with E. Segal) Comm. Math. Phys. (2015)

[4] The Pfaffian-Grassmannian equivalence revisited (with N. Addington and E. Segal) Alg. Geom., Foundation Compositio Math. (2015)

[5] Noncommutative deformations and flops (with M. Wemyss) Duke Math. Jour. (2016)

[6] Moduli spaces of torsion sheaves on K3 surfaces (with N. Addington and C. Meachan) J. London Math. Soc. (2016)

[7] Contractions of 3-folds: deformations and invariants Internat. J. Math (2016)

[8] Perverse schobers and wall crossing Int. Math. Res. Notices (2017)