Shamil Asgarli

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the math department at the University of British Columbia. My postdoc supervisors are Dragos Ghioca and Zinovy Reichstein.

I received my PhD from Brown University (May 2019) under the supervision of Brendan Hassett.

Broadly speaking, I am interested in algebraic geometry. Current research interests include algebraic varieties over finite fields, intersection theory of moduli spaces, and birational geometry of the plane.

Email: sasgarli (at) math (dot) ubc (dot) ca

Papers and preprints
  1. A New Proof of Warning's Second Theorem. The American Mathematical Monthly Vol. 125, No. 6 (2018), 549-553.
  2. The Picard group of the moduli of smooth complete intersections of two quadrics. (with Giovanni InchiostroTrans. Amer. Math. Soc., Vol. 372, No. 5 (2019) p. 3319--3346.
  3. Sharp Bertini theorem for plane curves over finite fields. Canadian Math. Bulletin. Vol. 62 (2), 2019 p. 223--230.
  4. Transverse lines to surfaces over finite fields. (with Lian Duan and Kuan-Wen Lai) to appear in manuscripta mathematica.
  5. Bijective Cremona transformations of the plane. (with Kuan-Wen Lai, Masahiro Nakahara, Susanna Zimmermann)
  6. A Bertini type theorem for pencils over finite fields. (with Dragos Ghioca)


Fall 2019 - Math 190: Calculus Survey.

Past teaching: Here are some of the classes I have TA-ed or taught at Brown (as a graduate student).
Fall 2018 - Math 50: Analytic Geometry and Calculus (Instructor)
Spring 2018 - Math 520: Linear Algebra (Instructor).
Fall 2017 - Math 90: Introductory Calculus I (TA).
Spring 2017 - Math 90: Introductory Calculus I (Instructor).
Fall 2016 - Math 100: Introductory Calculus II (TA)
Spring 2016 - Math 200: Intermediate Calculus (for Physics/Engineering) (TA)
Fall 2015 - Math 100: Introductory Calculus II (TA)

I completed the Certificate I: Reflective Teaching Program through the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning.