Pablo Suárez Serrato

Tenure track research professor at Instituto de Matemáticas UNAM

in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, in Mexico City.

My curiosity is driven by problems where geometry, dynamics, and topology interact.

In solving these I use all the techniques I can understand,

so I take the view that mathematics is all interconnected and organically woven together.

I have been working here in UNAM since November 2009.

During this time I have carried out long research stays, on leave, at UPC in Barcelona,

in the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, in Bonn,

and in the Laboratoire Jean-Leray, in the University of Nantes sponsored by the CNRS.

Prior to that I was a postdoc in both CIMAT, in Guanajuato,

and in the University of Munich,

and a graduate student in DPMMS, in the University of Cambridge.


    Poisson structures on smooth 4-manifolds, with L. García-Naranjo and R. Vera, Letters in Mathematical Physics, in press. arXiv prezi

    Dynamics and Zeta functions of conformally compact manifolds, with S. Tapie and J. Rowlett. Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 367 (2015), no. 4, 2459 – 2486. arXiv

    A note on collapse, entropy, and vanishing of the Yamabe invariant of symplectic 4-manifolds, with R. Torres, Journal of Geometry and Physics, 86 (2014), 383 – 391. arXiv

    Conformal entropy rigidity through Yamabe flows, with S. Tapie, Mathematische Annalen, 353, No.2 (2012) 333 – 357.

    Perelman’s λ -invariant and collapsing via geometric characteristic splittings, Geometriae Dedicata, 147, No.1 (2010) 149 – 157. arXiv

    A note the volume flux group of four-manifolds, with J. Petean. Topology and its Applications, 157 (2010) 870 – 873.

    The volume flux group and nonpositive curvature, Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry, 36, No. 1 (2009) 61 – 65. arXiv

    An essential relation between Einstein metrics, volume entropy and smooth structures, with M. Brunnbauer and M. Ishida. Mathematical Research Letters, 16, No.3, (2009) 503 – 514. arXiv

    Minimal entropy and geometric decompositions in dimension four, Algebraic & Geometric Topology, 9 (2009) 365 – 395. arXiv

    Affine configurations and pure braids, Discrete & Computational Geometry, 41 no. 1 (2009) 177 – 181. arXiv

    Atoroidalité compléte et annulation de l’invariant λ de Perelman, Actes du Séminaire de Théorie Spectrale et Géométrie, Institut Fourier Grenoble, Vol. 26 (2007-2008) 145 – 154.


Poisson structures on wrinkled fibrations. with J. Torres Orozco.

Other Publications

Los ganadores del premio Breakthrough: Simon Donaldson,

universo.math, Junio 14 Vol. 1 No. 2 art.10, ISSN 2007-9141.

I have also written some reviews for MathSciNet.

Digital Media

In early 2013 I opened a video channel for our Institute,

and managed it until the end of 2014.

3D Printing

Since 2014 I got a MakerBot Replicator 2X, with a grant form DGAPA-UNAM.

We have printed a gallery of minimal surfaces, maybe it will also be online someday.

The two images above are part of it.


G. Sosa Garciamarín (UNAM), Masters Tesina, June 2013.

M. A. Evangelista (UAGro), Tesis Licenciatura, June 2014.

R. Alvarez (UNAM), Tesis Licenciatura, September 2014.

I. Calderón Camacho (UNAM), Tesis Licenciatura, March 2015.

E. Velazquez Richards (UNAM), Masters Thesis, expected 2016.

H. Peruyero (UNAM), Masters Thesis, expected 2016.

J. Torres Orozco (CIMAT), PhD, supervised with J. Petean, expected 2017.

Events and Service

Organized 3 international workshops on geometry and other topics in Oaxaca, in January 2013, December 2013, and December 2014. Each lasted for a week and consisted of 40-50 graduate students from Mexico and 5-8 faculty from various countries (Chile, Colombia, France, Spain, Russia, USA) lecturing mini-courses and conferences.

    Organizer for the Topology and Geometry Seminar ’Guillermo Torres’ (longest running seminar in IMUNAM, started around 1980), Mexico City, since 2012.

    Co-organized the ’Geometry and Topology’ session in the Mathematical Congress of the Americas, Guanajuato, Mexico, 2013.

    Organizer for the ”Geometry and Dynamics” research seminar in UNAM, Mexico City, 2010-2012.

    Coordinator for the ”Geometry and Algebraic Geometry” session of the 44th Mexican Mathematical Society National Congress, 2011.

    Co-organized an international ”Workshop in Symplectic Geometry” in Colima, Mexico, 2011.

    Examiner for 5 undergraduate students’ thesis, and 2 masters students thesis in UNAM.

    Tutorial Committee member for 3 PhD students in UNAM.

    Examiner for the 'Sotero Prieto' prize for best Tesis de Licenciatura in Mexico 2013, 2014.

Examiner for Graduate Scholarships awarded by CONACyT to study abroad 2014.

Examiner for Basic Science research grants of CONACyT 2012.

Member of the Editorial Board for Paphiros, a series of advanced texts in mathematics edited in IMUNAM.

Referee for Math. Nachtrichten, Boletín Sociedad Mat. Mex., Comptes Rendu Math., Aportaciones Mat. Soc. Mat. Mex.


Surfing (when I can get to a beach), playing percussion instruments, photography,

very light yoga.

Back in the day I used to play and coach basketball, and snowboard in CUSSC.

last update; 29.08.15

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