Kenny Ascher


Office: Fine Hall 1009

About me:

I am an Instructor/NSF Postdoc at Princeton University.

Previously, I was a Postdoc Research Member at MSRI (Spring 2019), and an NSF Postdoc at MIT (2017-2018).

Here is my CV.

Research Interests

Algebraic & arithmetic geometry-- moduli spaces of higher dimensional varieties, birational geometry, logarithmic geometry, hyperbolicity, and rational/integral points.

Publications & Preprints

Expository Writing

  • Hyperbolicity of varieties of log general type: geometry and arithmetic. (with Amos Turchet). In December 2018, we gave a mini-course on various notions of hyperbolicity for varieties of log general type from the viewpoint of both arithmetic and birational geometry as part of the Geometry and arithmetic of orbifolds workshop at UQÁM. These expanded lecture notes will be published as a chapter in a book on arithmetic geometry that arose from these workshops.

Conferences Organized


In Fall 2019 I am the course head for Math 202 (Linear Algebra).

Some Past Teaching


- In Summer 2018 and 2019 I gave lectures to high school students as part of the SIMUW program at the University of Washington.

- In Summer 2017 I worked at Yale University as a project mentor for SUMRY, where I mentored 3 undergraduates in a research project (see paper * above; Connor will start a PhD in Math at Berkeley in Fall 2019).

- While at Brown, I was an active member of the Math CoOp organized by Kavita Ramanan. We discuss, create, and deliver (applicable) mathematics presentations to K - 12 students in the New England area.

Last Updated: Oct 14 2019