Chris Daw

+44 (0) 118 378 5352

Associate Professor
 Research Division Lead
 LMS Correspondent
Office
Room 106Building location
MathematicsAreas of interest
 Arithmetic geometry
 Number theory
 Model theory
 Ergodic theory
 Algebraic groups
 Unlikely intersections in Shimura varieties
Teaching
Current teaching (2024/25):
Research centres and groups
Number TheoryResearch projects
My research focuses on certain mathematical objects known as Shimura varieties. Shimura varieties arise in many guises, but they may be most familiar as the parameter spaces of abelian varieties. Abelian varieties are central objects in number theory — the simplest abelian varieties, known as elliptic curves, are now at the heart of modern cryptography. For this reason, and others, questions regarding the geometry of Shimura varieties can inspire and illuminate many questions in number theory and beyond.
Background
2014  2016 Hodge Fellow, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques
2016  2017 EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Oxford
2016  2017 Junior Research Fellow, Linacre College, Oxford
2017  2018 Academic Visitor, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
2018  Visiting Research Fellow, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
Academic qualifications
MSci Mathematics, University College London (2010)
PhD Mathematics, University College London (2014)
Professional bodies/affiliations
Member, London Mathematical Society