# Amir Babak Aazami, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Clark University

Worcester, MA 01610-1477

**Phone: **(508) 793-7449

**Email: **aaazami@clarku.edu

## Education

Amir Babak Aazami obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Duke University in 2011. He arrived at Clark in 2016, after a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), University of Tokyo, Japan.

## Current Research and Teaching

Professor Aazami's research area is in Lorentzian geometry, which is the geometry underlying Einstein's theory of gravity, and its interactions with other geometries within mathematics, in particular Riemannian and Kähler geometry. He also studies gravitational lensing, which is the bending of light by gravity.

## Selected Publications

"Symplectic 4-manifolds via Lorentzian geometry." *Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society* 145 (2017)

"The geometry of gravitational lensing magnification," with Marcus C. Werner, *Journal of Geometry and Physics* 100 (2016)

"Penrose’s singularity theorem in a Finsler spacetime," with Miguel Angel Javaloyes, *Classical & Quantum Gravity* 33 (2016)

"Blowup solutions of Jang’s equation near a spacetime singularity," with Graham Cox, *Classical & Quantum Gravity* 31 (2014)