Faculty Biography

Amir Aazami

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


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)