**Email: samir.canning at math.ethz.ch **

**Office: HG J 16.1 **

My name is Samir (Sam) Canning. I am a Hermann-Weyl-Instructor at ETH Zürich in Rahul Pandharipande's group. I received my Ph.D from the Department of Mathematics at the University of California San Diego in June 2022, advised by Elham Izadi. Before that, I got my B.A. in mathematics at Columbia University. Here is my CV.

I work in algebraic geometry. I am interested in the intersection theory of moduli spaces, especially those related to the moduli spaces of curves, abelian varieties, and K3 surfaces.

- The tautological ring of
${\overline{\mathcal{M}}}_{g,n}$
is rarely Gorenstein. (arxiv)

- Holomorphic forms and non-tautological cycles on moduli spaces of curves, joint with Veronica Arena, Emily Clader, Richard Haburcak, Amy Li, Siao Chi Mok, and Carolina Tamborini. (arxiv)

- Tautological projection for cycles on the moduli space of abelian varieties, joint with Sam Molcho, Dragos Oprea, and Rahul Pandharipande. (arxiv)

- The Chow ring of the moduli space of degree 2 quasi-polarized K3 surfaces, joint with Dragos Oprea and Rahul Pandharipande, to appear in J. Reine Angew. Math (Crelle's Journal). (arxiv)

- Extensions of tautological rings and motivic structures in the cohomology of
${\overline{\mathcal{M}}}_{g,n}$
, joint with Hannah Larson and Sam Payne. (arxiv)

- The bielliptic locus in genus 11, joint with Hannah Larson, to appear in Michigan Mathematical Journal. (arxiv)

- The eleventh cohomology group of
${\overline{\mathcal{M}}}_{g,n}$
, joint with Hannah Larson and Sam Payne, Forum of Mathematics, Sigma. (journal) (arxiv)

- On the Chow and cohomology rings of moduli spaces of stable curves, joint with Hannah Larson, to appear in Journal of the European Mathematical Society. (arxiv)

- The rational Chow rings of moduli spaces of hyperelliptic curves with marked points, joint with Hannah Larson, Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Classe di Scienze. (journal) (arxiv)

- The integral Chow rings of moduli of Weierstrass fibrations, joint with Andrea Di Lorenzo and Giovanni Inchiostro, Transactions of the AMS. (journal) (arxiv)

- The integral Picard groups of low-degree Hurwitz spaces, joint with Hannah Larson, Mathematische Zeitschrift. (journal) (arxiv)

- The Chow rings of moduli spaces of elliptic surfaces over
**P**^{1}, joint with Bochao Kong, Algebraic Geometry. (journal) (arxiv)

- The Chow rings of the moduli spaces of curves of genus 7, 8, and 9, joint with Hannah Larson, Journal of Algebraic Geometry. (journal) (arxiv)

- Chow rings of low-degree Hurwitz spaces, joint with Hannah Larson, J. Reine Angew. Math (Crelle's Journal). (journal) (arxiv)

- Tautological classes on low-degree Hurwitz spaces, joint with Hannah Larson, IMRN. (journal) (arxiv)

- On a conjecture on the variety of lines on a Fano complete intersection, Ann. Mat. Pura Appl. (journal) (arxiv)

- Lecture video from my talk at Les Diablerets on Pixton's conjecture and the Gorenstein question: (Video)

- Slides from my ETH lecture series: ETH algebraic geometry and moduli seminar. (Slides)

In 2020-2021, I co-organized the American Graduate Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar (AGSAGS) with Roberto Albesiano, Lena Ji, Jennifer Li and Aline Zanardini.

Some quarters, I organized a student learning algebraic geometry seminar at UCSD:

- In summer 2020, the topic was geometric invariant theory.

- In spring 2020, we continued studying the moduli space of curves.

- In winter 2020, the topic was the moduli space of curves.

- In fall 2018, the topic was abelian varieties.

- In spring 2018, the topic was surfaces.

- In winter 2018, the topic was dimension theory.

I have been lead instructor for the following courses.

- Fall 2023, Commutative Algebra (ETH).
- Summer 2021, 18 Linear Algebra (UCSD) (Reviews).

In 2021, I was accepted into the Summer Graduate Teaching Scholar Program at UCSD.

In 2020-2021, I was one of the two Senior Teaching Assistants, and in 2019-2020 I was one of the Junior Teaching Assistants at UCSD. This means that I coordinated and taught the course MATH 500, which is an introduction to teaching for graduate students, and helped handle TA related matters for the department. I was a teaching assistant for the following courses.

- Academic Year 2020-2021, Senior Teaching Assistant (UCSD)
- Academic Year 2019-2020, Junior Teaching Assistant (UCSD)
- Fall 2018, 109 Mathematical Reasoning (UCSD)
- Spring 2018, 20E Vector Calculus (UCSD)
- Winter 2018, 103B Abstract Algebra II (UCSD)
- Fall 2017, 18 Linear Algebra (UCSD)
- Spring 2017, Representation Theory of Finite Groups (Columbia)
- Fall 2016, Introduction to Modern Analysis I (Columbia)
- Summer 2016, Calculus II (Columbia)
- Summer 2016, Calculus III (Columbia)
- Spring 2016, Introduction to Higher Mathematics (Columbia)
- Fall 2015, Introduction to Modern Analysis I (Columbia)
- Summer 2015, Introduction to Modern Analysis I (Columbia)

From 2020-2022 I volunteered as a tutor with East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring.

I served on the graduate affairs committee in the UCSD mathematics department from 2018-2021.

I was the president of the Mathematics Graduate Student Council at UCSD from the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year until the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.

In spring 2018, I led five undergraduates through a course on algebraic curves as a part of UCSD's RTG in Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, and Number Theory.