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Department of Mathematics
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive  # 0112
La Jolla, CA 92093-0112
Office: AP&M 6101
Phone: (858) 534-2634
Dragos Oprea
Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005

Dragos Oprea received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from MIT in 2005. Since then he has been a Samuelson Fellow and Szego Assistant Professor at Stanford University.

Oprea's research is in algebraic geometry and its interactions with mathematical physics. Oprea's work focuses on moduli spaces, Gromov-Witten invariants and Donaldson-type invariants. His research involves three main themes, all of which touch on various aspects of moduli spaces, spaces which classify various types of objects in algebraic geometry.

His thesis studied moduli spaces of stable maps, a subject which has been popular as a way of explaining certain calculations performed by string theorists. Subsequently, he gave a proof of the "Strange Duality conjecture", which had been unsolved for fifteen years.

  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
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