Jan Manschot

Assistant Professor in Theoretical Physics

Contact details

School of Mathematics

Trinity College

Dublin 2


Hamilton Building

Office: 2.5

Telephone: +353 1 896 8516

Email: manschot AT maths.tcd.ie

Open positions

Two postdoctoral positions (application deadline 1 December 2018): https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12424


Research interests

My research deals with fundamental aspects of gauge theory, gravity and string theory. I am in particular interested in the quantum-mechanical description of non-perturbative objects of these theories, such as instantons, monopoles, black holes and D-branes. My research is supported by the Laureate Award "Modularity in Quantum Field Theory and Gravity" from the Irish Research Council.

Upcoming activities:

Gauge Theory and Virtual Invariants, 13-17 May 2019

Recent preprints and publications:

  1. "Vafa-Witten theory and iterated integrals of modular forms", arXiv:1709.10098

  2. with G. Korpas, "Donaldson-Witten theory and indefinite theta functions", arXiv:1707.06235

  3. with S. Alexandrov, S. Banerjee, B. Pioline, "Multiple D3-instantons and modular forms II", arXiv:1702.05497

  4. with S. Mozgovoy, "Intersection cohomology of moduli spaces of sheaves on surfaces", arXiv:1612.07620

  5. with S. Alexandrov, S. Banerjee, B. Pioline, "Indefinite theta series and generalized error functions", arXiv:1606.05495

  6. with S. Alexandrov, S. Banerjee, B. Pioline, "Multiple D3-instantons and modular forms I", arXiv:1605.05945

  7. with K. Bringmann, and L. Rolen, "Identities for generalized Appell functions and the blow-up formula", arXiv:1510.00630

  8. with M. Z. Rolón, "The asymptotic profile of χy-genera of Hilbert schemes of points on K3 surfaces", arXiv:1411.1093

  9. "Sheaves on P2 and Generalized Appell Functions", arXiv:1407.7785

  10. with B. Pioline and A. Sen, "Generalized quiver mutations and single centered indices", arXiv:1309.7053

See for a more complete list for example: scholar.google.com

Past activities:

Indefinite Theta Functions and Applications in Physics & Geometry, 6-9 June 2017

Journées de Physique Mathématique Lyon "BPS states, Hitchin Systems and Quivers", 3-5 September 2014

Last update: 12 December 2018