Song Sun is currently an associate professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. He received a B.A from University of Science and Technology of China in 2006, and a Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 under the supervision of Xiuxiong Chen. After spending three years as a Research Associate in Imperial College London, he moved to Stony Brook University in 2013 and subsequently to U.C. Berkeley in 2018. He is the recipient of a 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
Sun’s research area includes differential geometry and its connection with algebraic geometry. His work related to the collaboration focuses on understanding degenerations and moduli spaces of Kahler manifolds. These have direct applications to the study of Calabi-Yau manifolds, which are important examples of manifolds with special holonomy and have been fundamental objects in string theory.