Margaret Bilu

I am a Courant Instructor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (NYU) . Before that, I did my PhD at Orsay with Antoine Chambert-Loir. I also used to be a teaching assistant at the Mathematics Department of the École Normale Supérieure.
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Office 604 (WWH)
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
251 Mercer St
New York NY 10012

Curriculum vitae

En français.
In English.


My research interests lie in number theory and algebraic geometry, with particular emphasis on diophantine geometry and motivic integration. My doctoral thesis deals with a motivic analogue of Manin's problem from diophantine geometry, which predicts the dimension and number of irreducible components of maximal dimension of moduli spaces of curves of high degree on certain varieties. The main tools for this are Hrushovski and Kazhdan's motivic Poisson summation formula, a notion of motivic Euler product, as well as the theory of weights in cohomology.

Invited talks

Papers and theses


Outreach/Mathématiques périscolaires

Les activités suivantes peuvent intéresser tout collégien ou lycéen aimant les mathématiques. Voici une sélection de cours que j'ai donnés à l'occasion de stages olympiques ainsi que de séances du club Parimaths: Attention: pour la plupart, ces textes n'ont servi qu'une fois. Ils peuvent donc encore contenir un certain nombre de coquilles.

Last updated: September 25th, 2018