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My main research focuses on the study of differential and difference equations using algebra, geometry and model theory. So far I have contributed to furthering our understanding of the Painlevé equations, the logarithmic equations and equations for the covering maps (e.g. the j-function). The Painlevé equations appear in many physical applications including for example statistical mechanics, random matrix theory, general relativity and fibre optics. The other equations are at the heart of important problems in number theory and functional transcendence theory. My recent work is supported by the National Science Foundation (DMS-1700336). Some of the work below (at BCC) was also supported by a PSC-CUNY Research Award (Traditional A).

I
mentored Manzour Bakere under the Louis
Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
undergraduate research program for academic year
2017-2018. Here
is a link to his poster.

The Tenth Differential Algebra and Related Topics (DART-X) webpage.

Here's
a link to the videos of some of the talks
I have given recently: video.

- Model
theory and differential equations; submitted. (
__pdf__) - Some
functional transcendence results around the Schwarzian
differential equation, with D.
Blazquez-Sanz, G.
Casale and J.
Freitag; submitted. (
__arxiv__)

- Ax-Lindemann-Weierstrass
with derivatives and the genus 0 Fuchsian groups, with G.
Casale and J.
Freitag; submitted. (
__arxiv__)

- Commuting
planar polynomial vector fields for conservative Newton systems,
with A.
Ovchinnikov and P.
Thompson, Communications in Contemporary Mathematics 22
(2020), no. 4, 1950025, 30 pp. (
__arxiv__) - Algebraic
independence of generic Painlevé transcendents: PIII and PVI;
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society 52 (2020) 100–108. (
__arxiv__) - On
Transformations in the Painlevé Family; Journal de Mathématiques
Pures et Appliquées, 107 (2017) 784-795. (
__arxiv__) - On
algebraic relations between solutions of a generic Painlevé
equation, with A.
Pillay; Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik
(Crelle's journal), 726 (2017), 1-27. (
__arxiv__) - On
parameterized differential Galois extensions, with O.
León Sánchez; Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, 220
(2016) 2549-2563. (
__arxiv__) - Geometric
Triviality of the Strongly Minimal Second Painlevé equations;
Annals of Pure and Applied Logic, 166 (3) (2015) 358-358. (
__arxiv__) - On
the algebraic independence of generic Painlevé transcendents,
with A.
Pillay; Compositio Mathematica,
150 (2014), 668-678. (
__arxiv__) - Model
Theory, Algebra and Differential Equations, Ph.D. Thesis, 2014;
Available online on White Rose eTheses Online. (
__link__)

Paper in preparation

- The Ax-Schanuel Theorem for Fuchsian automorphic functions and beyond, with D. Blazquez-Sanz, G. Casale and J. Freitag.
- Algebraic relations between solutions of Painlevé equations, with J. Freitag.