Ustun Yildirim

Office: C-518 Wells Hall.

Office Hour: Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm (SS18)

Email: ustun (a t) mailbox (d o t) org   (PGP Public Key)

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

I am interested in G2 and Spin(7) manifolds. More specifically, I am working on problems related to their calibrated submanifolds (they are of dimension 3 or 4). In my current project, I use algebro geometric techniques to understand the minimal compactification of the (complexified) Cayley Grassmannian. I am also interested in Seiberg-Witten theory, low dimensional topology and applications of algebraic geometry to these topics.


On the minimal compactification of the Cayley Grassmannian

Teaching (SS2018)

You can find the class page at D2L.


Octonions and Cayley Grassmannian repository

I have written some code in Haskell to help me with my calculations. They are intended to be used in an Haskell interpreter but you may always fork the repository to suit your own needs or email me if you want to contribute. Specifically, it is helpful with


My blog (not very active)

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