Poland (Fulbright S&T awardee 2011)
Piotr Achinger is a Ph.D. student in Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley with the support of the 2011 International Fulbright Science & Technology Award. His main research interest is algebraic geometry, especially over fields of positive characteristic. The aim of this area is to understand specific positive characteristic phenomena and apply this knowledge also to problems in characteristic zero algebraic geometry thus providing a purely algebraic counterpart for the so-called transcendental methods.
Born in Poland, Piotr attended the double Master’s degree program in Mathematics and Computer Science at Warsaw University. He co-organized the Polish Mathematical Olympiad and the Scientific Summer Schools for gifted high-school students. Before arriving in California, he spent a year enjoying hospitality of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany.