Sara Venkatesh

I am a Szego Assistant Professor and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. Previously I was a member at the IAS. I received my PhD from Columbia University in May 2018, advised by Mohammed Abouzaid.

I am interested in symplectic geometry and mirror symmetry. In particular, I study symplectic cohomology, non-exact symplectic manifolds, contact dynamics, and closed-string mirror symmetry.

My CV (updated August 2019)

Email: sjvenkat at stanford dot edu
Office: 382-B, Sloan Hall, Stanford


The quantitative nature of symplectic cohomology. In preparation (available upon request).

Rabinowitz Floer homology and mirror symmetry
Journal of Topology. 11 (2018), no. 1, 144--179.

Completed Symplectic Cohomology and Liouville Cobordisms
PhD Thesis.

Knot projections with a single multi-crossing.
With C. Adams, T. Crawford, B. DeMeo, M. Landry, A. Lin, M. Montee, S. Park, F. Yhee
Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications, Vol. 24, No. 3 (2015).


This quarter I am organizing a Symplectic Topology Working Seminar examining interactions between low-dimensional topology, symplectic geometry, and mirror symmetry.