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Louis Esser

I am an instructor in mathematics at Princeton University. I received my PhD at UCLA in 2023 under the supervision of Burt Totaro. Here is my CV.

My research interests are in algebraic geometry. Specifically, I am interested in equivariant birational geometry and optimization problems in algebraic geometry. I am a co-organizer of the Princeton Algebraic Geometry Seminar.
  • esserl [at] math [dot] princeton [dot] edu
Publications and Preprints
  1. Exceptional Fano varieties with small minimal log discrepancy, by Louis Esser, Jihao Liu, and Chengxi Wang (arXiv)
  2. Hypersurfaces with large automorphism groups, by Louis Esser and Jennifer Li (arXiv)
  3. The dual complex of a G-variety, by Louis Esser (arXiv, pdf, with extra notes)
  4. Symmetries of Fano varieties, by Louis Esser, Lena Ji, and Joaquin Moraga (arXiv)
  5. Log canonical pairs with conjecturally minimal volume, by Louis Esser and Burt Totaro (arXiv)
  6. Minimal log discrepancies of hypersurface mirrors, by Louis Esser, Forum Math. Sigma 12 (2024), e23. (arXiv, pdf)
  7. Automorphisms of weighted projective space, by Louis Esser, J. Pure Appl. Algebra 228 (2024), no. 6, 107628. (arXiv, pdf, with extra notes)
  8. Calabi-Yau varieties of large index, by Louis Esser, Burt Totaro, and Chengxi Wang (arXiv)
  9. Quotient singularities in the Grothendieck ring of varieties, by Louis Esser and Federico Scavia, J. Algebraic Geom., to appear. (arXiv)
  10. On explicit birational geometry for minimal n-folds of canonical dimension n-1, by Meng Chen, Louis Esser, and Chengxi Wang, Bull. Lond. Math. Soc. 56 (2024), no. 1, 319-337. (arXiv)
  11. Varieties of general type with doubly exponential asymptotics, by Louis Esser, Burt Totaro, and Chengxi Wang, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. Ser. B 10 (2023), 288-309. (arXiv)
  12. Optimal sine and sawtooth inequalities, by Louis Esser, Terence Tao, Burt Totaro, and Chengxi Wang, J. Fourier Anal. Appl. 28 (2022), no. 2, Paper No. 14, 21pp. (arXiv)
  13. Non-torsion Brauer groups in positive characteristic, by Louis Esser, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 151 (2023), no. 2, 527-531. (arXiv, pdf, with extra notes)
  • Spring 2024: MAT202 Linear Algebra with Applications
Miscellaneous Projects