Ruadhaí Dervan

I'm a Research Fellow at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge. I've previously spent time in École Polytechnique, Université libre de Bruxelles and 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 theory 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 conferences in Cambridge (Postgraduate Conference in Complex Geometry, 2015), Rome (Moduli of K-stable varieties, 2017) and Newcastle (Newcastle Complex Geometry Workshop, 2018).

I ran the Cambridge Junior Geometry Seminar (called "Geometry Tea") in 2013-2014. It continues in 2018-2019.

Conferences I've been to or am going to: