## Contact

**Office:** MA C3 615

**Office Phone:** +41 21 69 35471

**E-mail:** javier.carvajalrojas (at) epfl (dot) ch

**Mailing address:**

Javier A. Carvajal-Rojas

EPFL SB MATH CAG

MA B3 444 (Bâtiment MA)

Station 8

CH-1015 Lausanne

## About me

I'm a Costa Rican mathematician working as a postdoc at the EPFL, The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
More precisely, I'm a *Collaborateur Scientifique* at the EPFL's Chair of Algebraic Geometry under the direction of Prof. Zsolt Patakfalvi.
**In the academic year 2022--2023 I'll be a postdoc at KU Leuven**

I'm currently interested in positive characteristic algebraic geometry and commutative algebra, with a special interest in their interaction with their characteristic zero counterparts.

I obtained my Ph.D. degree in August of 2018 at the University of Utah under the supervision of Karl Schwede. I defended my Ph.D. thesis in April 2018 under the title "Arithmetic Aspects of Strong *F*-regularity." I obtained my bachelor's degree at the Universidad de Costa Rica in 2013. I graduated from the Colegio Científico Costarricense (Puntarenas) in 2007, which sparked my passion for mathematics.

My CV (Updated September 2022)

I cosign Federico Ardilla's four axioms of mathematics:

Axiom 1. Mathematical potential is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.