keith wrote:djysyed wrote:Have you spoken to Laura Demarco at Northwestern? Her research is Complex Geometry as well.

The students seemed uncertain about whether or not Mihnea Popa would be taking on any more students in the near future

I emailed him about six months ago and this is what he told me as well. NU is stronger in Algebraic Topology

I am just admitted off the wait list，so I do not really think that I have time to talk to anyone. It is driving me crazy having to make a decision in such a short amount of time.

Laura DeMarco's research, while certainly overlapping some aspects of complex geometry, is more focused on arithmetic dynamics. Apparently she has some very interesting/influential ideas, and the students all liked her quite a lot, but I wouldn't say her work is complex geometry. It certainly isn't differential geometry.

Unfortunately, I didn't gather any information about Valentino while I was there - but perhaps more aligned with your stated interests than DeMarco is Emmy Murphy. My impression is that she's building a pretty good reputation in the symplectic geometry world, and I sat in on one of her classes and felt she was quite good at communicating.