About me

Hello there! I am currently a Postdoc at IHÉS in Bures-sur-Yvette, France, working in the Simons Collaboration on Homological Mirror Symmetry, though I am currently on leave to attend the semester on Knots, Symplectic Geometry and Dualities at the Mittag-Leffler Institute.

In 2019 I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MSRI in Berkeley, CA, in the Holomorphic Differentials in Mathematics and Physics program.

I earned my PhD in May 2019 from the UC Berkeley Department of Physics, under the supervision of Prof. Vivek Shende (UC Berkeley Math Dept) and Prof. Mina Aganagic (UC Berkeley Math Dept and Physics Dept).

I’m interested in many topics in mathematical physics and algebraic geometry, and find the interaction between the fields a source of much inspiration. Recently I have been thinking about categorical invariants in mirror symmetry, Bridgeland stability conditions, the geometry of holomorphic differentials and similar types of problems.

On the physics side, I’ve been interested and excited about the current developments in the topic of resurgence in QFT and would really like to understand more of the connection between this and my own study of Stokes structures and irregular singularities. I have also been very interested in categorification of 3-manifold invariants.

If you’re interested in any of these topics feel free to contact me at atakeda [at] ihes [dot] fr, or by mail at

Alex Takeda
Le Bois-Marie 35 rte de Chartres
91440 Bures-sur-Yvette France