Office: 200B 01.28
E-mail: javier.carvajal-rojas (at) kuleuven (dot) be
Mailing address:
Celestijnenlaan 200B-Bus 2400
B-3001 Leuven

About me

I'm a Costa Rican mathematician working as a postdoc at the KU Leuven's Section of Algebra headed by Prof. Wim Veys. Before this, I was a postdoc at the EPFL's Chair of Algebraic Geometry under the direction of Prof. Zsolt Patakfalvi.

News: This Fall, I'll join the CIMAT in Guanajuato Mexico as a Profesor Titular A (roughly, assitant-professor/tenure-track).

I obtained my Ph.D. degree in August of 2018 at the University of Utah under the supervision of Prof. Karl Schwede. I defended my Ph.D. thesis in April 2018 under the title "Arithmetic Aspects of Strong F-regularity." I obtained my bachelor's degree at the Universidad de Costa Rica in 2013. I graduated from the Colegio Científico Costarricense (Puntarenas) in 2007---this place really sparked my passion for mathematics.

I had a stroke of luck and I'm currently living at the Groot Begijnhof. So yeah... I happen to live in a pretty cool medieval appartment.

My CV (Updated March 2023)

I cosign Federico Ardilla's four axioms of mathematics:

  • Axiom 1. Mathematical potential is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

  • Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

  • Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

  • Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.