Damián Gvirtz-Chen

Photo credit: Ben Heuer

I am an independent research fellow at University College London, having recently moved from Leibniz Universität Hannover. In 2019, I received my PhD from Imperial College London. Previously, I studied at the Universities of Cambridge and Heidelberg.


[first letter of my given name].gvirtz@ucl.ac.uk
Department of Mathematics
University College London
Gower Street
United Kingdom

Research interests

I work at the intersection of algebraic geometry and number theory on the behaviour of rational points on algebraic varieties. My past research interests have included arithmetic of K3 surfaces, zero-cycles, Brauer-Manin obstruction, density of rational points and p-adic geometry.

Publications and preprints

Past papers of mine have appeared under the author name Damián Gvirtz.


A list of conferences and meetings where I have been/expect to be.

Teaching material

My recorded video presentations for Linear Algebra B (SS 2020) are available on ILIAS (login required).

My weekly problem sheets for Algebraic Number Theory (WS 2019/20) are available in English and German on Stud.IP (login required).


In spring 2022, together with Chris Birkbeck and Luis Garcia I organise the London Number Theory Seminar at UCL.

In spring 2021, Andrew Graham and I organised the London Number Theory Study Group on the Bloch-Kato conjecture at UCL.

I co-founded and organised the London Junior Number Theory Seminar. Here is the old webpage.

A Horizontal Introduction to Algebraic Stacks: An expository essay I wrote on algebraic stacks. None of the content is original but I have been told that it is a useful resource to learn the notorious subject.

Every week I sang with other mathematicians, mostly early music. If you live in the London area, why not join?

In my school years, I profited a lot from gifted education programmes and ever since, I have become involved in many of them myself as a mentor/tutor/teacher. Some of my favourites with the longest lasting impact are International Summer Science Institute, Life-Science Lab, Hector-Seminar, Deutsche SchülerAkademie, Science-Academy and Bundeswettbewerb Mathematik

Thank you to Lukas Kühne for letting me use his CSS rules.