Hi! My name is Yan Yau (not Yan).

I am currently a second year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh working with Professor Minhyong Kim. I did my undergraduate and masters at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge.

My research interests include Algebraic Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry. In particular I am currently studying and thinking about questions in Arithmetic Topology, which is the study of Number Theory motivated through the perspective of viewing a knot in a 3-manifold as being analogous to a prime in a number field.

I am one of the organisers of the Hodge Club seminars for the 2023-2024 academic year.

I can be contacted through email at yanyau.cheng(at)ed.ac.uk.