Ruadhaí Dervan

I'm a Research Fellow at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. I'm spending the academic year 2017-2018 in Paris at École Polytechnique.

Previously I was a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, a visiting PhD student at the Université libre de Bruxelles and an undergaduate at Trinity College Dublin.

My first name is pronounced "Rui" (the "dh" is silent, it's Irish).

My research focuses on complex geometry and algebraic geometry. I am particularly interested in the existence of canonical metrics in complex geometry (e.g. Kähler-Einstein, extremal), notions of algebro-geometric stability (e.g. K-stability), and more generally moduli spaces and geometric analysis. My work is mostly motivated by the "Yau-Tian-Donaldson" conjecture, which links stability notions to the existence of canonical metrics.

My CV. My email address is rd430(at)

Papers and preprints:

I organised a conference in Rome in 2017: Moduli of K-stable varieties.

I also organised a conference in Cambridge in 2015: Postgraduate Conference in Complex Geometry.

I ran the Cambridge Junior Geometry Seminar (called "Geometry Tea") in 2013-2014. It continued in 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

Conferences I've been to or am going to: