# Francesco Sala

I am an **Associate Professor** at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Pisa and a **Visiting Associate Scientist** at Kavli IPMU (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe), the University of Tokyo, Japan.

I am a member of the Italian interuniversity research group GRT: Geometry and Representation Theory.

I received my Ph.D. in October 2011 from SISSA, Trieste, and the Université Lille (formerly, Université de Lille 1) under the supervision of Ugo Bruzzo and Dimitri Markushevich, respectively. I have held several postdoctoral positions abroad: at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK (2012 - 2014), at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada (2014 - 2016), and at Kavli IPMU (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe), the University of Tokyo, Japan (2016 - 2019). I was an Assistant Professor (RTDb) at the University of Pisa from 2019 to 2022.

My research interests originate from the interplay between representation theory, algebraic geometry, and mathematical physics. In recent years, I have been focusing on the study of Hall algebras and their refined versions (cohomological, K-theoretical, categorified), and their relation to the theory of quantum groups. For more details, you can check out my publications page or see my full CV here.

My research is partially supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C no. 21K03197. Before, it was partially supported by PRA (Progetti di Ricerca di Ateneo) no. 2020_40 funded by the University of Pisa, JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists no. 18K13402, and by JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up no. 17H06598.

## news

Feb 27, 2023 | I will give a talk at the Workshop on “Categorified Enumerative Geometry and Representation Theory” at EPFL, Lausanne, from September 11 to September 15, 2023. |
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Feb 27, 2023 | I will give a talk at the Workshop on Gauge Theory, Moduli Spaces and Representation Theory, Kashiwa 2023, in honor of the 60th birthday of Hiraku Nakajima. |

Feb 25, 2023 | I will visit Kavli IPMU, the University of Tokyo from February 26 to March 31, 2023. |

Feb 21, 2023 | I will give a talk at the Workshop on Moduli Spaces and Vertex Algebras. |