Tom Bridgeland at the Royal Society admissions day in London, July 2014
|Born||Thomas Andrew Bridgeland
1973 (age 44–45)
|Thesis||Fourier-Mukai transforms for surfaces and moduli spaces of stable sheaves (2002)|
|Doctoral advisor||Antony Maciocia|
Bridgeland was educated at Shelley High School in Huddersfield and Christ's College, Cambridge where he studied the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos graduating with first class Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Mathematics in 1995. He completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, where he also stayed for a postdoctoral research position.
His research interest is algebraic geometry, focusing on properties of derived categories of coherent sheaves on algebraic varieties. His most-cited papers are on stability conditions, on triangulated categories and K3 surfaces; in the first he defines the idea of a 'stability condition' on a triangulated category, and demonstrates that the set of all stability conditions on a fixed category form a manifold, whilst in the second he describes one connected component of the space of stability conditions on the bounded derived category of coherent sheaves on a complex algebraic K3 surface.
Bridgeland's research has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Awards and honours
|“||Tom Bridgeland has established the coherent derived category as a key invariant of algebraic varieties and stimulated world-wide enthusiasm for what had previously been a technical backwater. His results on Fourier-Mukai transforms solve many problems within algebraic geometry, and have been influential in homological and commutative algebra, orbifold and quantum cohomology, minimal model program, classification of Fano varieties, moduli constructions, representation theory and combinatorics. Bridgeland's 2002 Annals paper introduced spaces of stability conditions on triangulated categories, replacing the traditional rational slope of moduli problems by a complex phase. This far-reaching innovation gives rigorous mathematical content to work on D-branes and creates a new area of deep interaction between theoretical physics and algebraic geometry. It has been a central component of subsequent work on homological mirror symmetry.||”|
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- Bridgeland, T. (2002). "Flops and derived categories". Inventiones Mathematicae. 147 (3): 613. doi:10.1007/s002220100185.
- Bridgeland, Tom (2017). "Tom Bridgeland CV" (PDF). tom-bridgeland.staff.shef.ac.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04.
- Tom Bridgeland publications
- Bridgeland, Thomas Andrew (1998). Fourier-Mukai Transforms for Surfaces and Moduli Spaces of Stable Sheaves (PhD thesis). University of Edinburgh. OCLC 606214894.
- Bridgeland, T.; King, A.; Reid, M. (2001). "The McKay correspondence as an equivalence of derived categories". Journal of the American Mathematical Society. 14 (3): 535. doi:10.1090/S0894-0347-01-00368-X.
- Bridgeland, T. (2005). "T-structures on some local Calabi–Yau varieties". Journal of Algebra. 289 (2): 453. doi:10.1016/j.jalgebra.2005.03.016.
- Bridgeland, Tom. "Stability conditions on triangulated categories". arXiv: .
- Bridgeland, T. (2008). "Stability conditions on K3 surfaces". Duke Mathematical Journal. 141 (2): 241. arXiv: . doi:10.1215/S0012-7094-08-14122-5.
- "UK Government Grants awarded to Tom Bridgeland". gtr.rcuk.ac.uk. Swindon: Research Councils UK.