I am a second year Ph.D student of the
London School of Geometry and Number Theory and the
King's College London math department. I am interested in various aspects of the Langlands program and its applications to arithmetic. My research is in the (characteristic p) geometry of Shimura varieties and its applications to the Langlands programme such as level lowering congruences, functoriality and the weight-monodromy conjecture for Shimura varieties. Before coming to London, I completed a bachelor's and master's at the University of Utrecht and wrote a thesis on the cohomology of moduli spaces of curves with Professor Carel Faber (available on request).
My e-mail address is Pol dot van_Hoften at kcl dot ac dot uk.