Ana Rita Pires
Ana Rita Pires
In August 2011 I will be starting at Cornell University as an H. C. Wang Assistant Professor of Mathematics. See you there!
Department of Mathematics
My research is on symplectic geometry, more specifically the kind that involves hamiltonian group actions on symplectic manifolds.
I have been working on folded symplectic structures, in particular origami manifolds, and more recently venturing into Poisson gometry
via the study of b-manifolds.
I was a graduate student at MIT under Victor Guillemin and I finished my PhD in June 2010. I am currently a lecturer at MIT,
and will be starting as a postdoc at Cornell University in August 2011.
Spring 2007: Recitation instructor for 18.06, Linear Algebra.
Spring 2008: Recitation instructor for 18.06, Linear Algebra.
Fall 2008: Grader for 18.101, Analysis and Manifolds.
IAP 2010: Recitation instructor for 18.02A-IAP, Multivariable Calculus (second half).
Fall 2010: Course administrator and recitation instructor for 18.022,
Multivariable Calculus with focus on mathematical concepts.
Spring 2011: Recitation instructor for 18.06, Linear Algebra.
In Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 I also participated in the Math Circle, leading 3 semester-long math courses for children ages 6 to 8.
Codimension one symplectic foliations and regular Poisson structures, with Victor Guillemin and Eva Miranda, submitted. PDF
Symplectic and Poisson geometry of b-manifolds, with Victor Guillemin and Eva Miranda (in preparation).
Origami manifolds, Thesis dissertation, MIT 2010. PDF
Symplectic Origami , with Ana Cannas da Silva and Victor Guillemin, 2009. To appear in IMRN. PDF
MIT Math Department
Geometry and Topology Seminar