Martijn Kool (1981) works on moduli spaces of geometric objects on algebraic varieties and associated invariants such as Euler characteristics, Gromov-Witten, and Donaldson-Thomas invariants. He studies generating functions of such invariants on particular geometries such as toric varieties, local surfaces, and elliptic fibrations. These generating functions are related to combinatorics, classical enumerative geometry, and modular forms.
Kool obtained his DPhil under supervision of Dominic Joyce (Oxford, 2010). He spent 2010-2013 as a research associate at Imperial College and 2013-2014 as a PIMS postdoctoral fellow at UBC. In 2015 he started working as an assistant professor at Utrecht University and was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie IF-EF and NWO TOP2 grant.