Department of Mathematics

Stanford University

450 Serra Mall, Building 380

Stanford, CA 94305

Office: 380M

E-mail Address: alzaor [at] math [dot] stanford [dot] edu

**About me**

I'm in my fourth year of PhD at
Stanford University.

CV
(for academic purposes)

Resume (for non-academic jobs)

In my free time I hike, practice yoga,
teach computers how to tell a veggie burger
from chicken tikka masala,
find ways to improve voice communiation and
try to understand what I actually want using the scientific method.

**Research**

I am thinking about Gopakumar-Vafa conjecture and other
questions about Gromov-Witten invariants in symplectic geometry proposed by
Eleny Ionel.

Rumor has it that in the past I used to be interested in number theory and
wrote a
paper about modular forms and the partition function together with
Pak Hin Lee.

Currently (Fall 2014) I'm a TA for MATH 41. My current office hours are Tue, Thr 12:00-1:00.

**Random notes**

Partial notes for MATH 257A: Introduction to Symplectic Topology, Fall 2012, taught by Eleny Ionel.

The final project for the "Quantum Mechanics for Mathematicians" course (a.k.a. MATH 273A) taught by Leonard Susskind (Fall 2012): using a finite dimensional approximation to calculate low energy eigenvalues and eigenstates of the quantum harmonic oscillator.