Teaching
Spring 2017
Research interests
Symplectic topology: construction and invariants of symplectic manifolds,
dynamical systems and Floer homology.
Seminars and workshops
General Mathematics Colloquium
Dynamic Analysis Seminar
BochumKölnMünster Seminar on Symplectic and Contact Geometry
Rigidity and Flexibility in Symplectic Topology and Dynamics
Dissertation
On the geography of symplectic manifolds ,
Leiden University, 2004.
Publications

Symplectic geography in dimension 8 ,
Manuscripta Math. 116 (2005), no.3, 341355.
 (with H. Geiges)
A formula
for the
Chern classes of symplectic blowups,
J. London Math. Soc. (2) 76 (2007), 313330.
 (with
J.B. van den Berg and
R.C. Vandervorst)
Closed characteristics
on noncompact energy surfaces in R^{2n},
Math. Ann. 343, nr. 2 (2009), 247284.
 (with
K.
Niederkrüger)
Resolution of
symplectic
cyclic orbifold singularities,
J. Symplectic Geom. 7, nr. 3 (2009).
 (with
K.
Niederkrüger)
Desingularisation
of orbifolds obtained from symplectic reduction at generic coadjoint
orbits, Int. Math. Res. Not. IMRN 23 (2009)

Een korte geschiedenis van het vermoeden
van Weinstein (A short history of the Weinstein Conjecture),
Nieuw
Archief voor Wiskunde (5) 12, nr.2 (2011).
An extended translation of this article, with title
A short history of the Weinstein Conjecture, appeared in Jahresbericht der Deutschen MathematikerVereinigung, Volume 114, Issue 3 (2012)

(with
J.B. van den Berg,
T. Rot and
R.C. Vandervorst)
Closed characteristics on noncompact mechanical contact manifolds,
J. Symplectic Geom., Vol. 14, No.4 (2016)
Short CV
 19th July 1996: Degree (Laurea) in Mathematics, University of Trento,
Italy
 09/199912/2001: PhD student (AIO) at the
Mathematical Institute of the
University of Leiden , The Netherlands
 01/200208/2004: teaching assistant at the
Mathematical Institute
of the University of Köln , Germany
 24th June 2004: PhD in Mathematics, University of Leiden; Thesis
advisor: Prof. H. Geiges
 09/200402/2010: Postdoc at the Department of Mathematics of the
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 in July 2006 I was awarded a
Veni grant from
NWO,
the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, for the
project
Symplectic structures: at the interface of analysis, geometry and
topology
 in November 2009 I was awarded a Meervoud
grant from
NWO, for the
project
Invariants and dynamics in symplectic geometry
 since March 1, 2010 I am Assistant Professor in the Analysis group
of the Vrije Universiteit
 in November 2011 I was awarded a
Vrije Competitie grant for the
project
Periodic motions on noncompact energy surfaces
F. Pasquotto, 16.01.2017.