My name is Dmytro Yeroshkin, and I am a Differential Geometry postdoc at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Free University of Brussels) in Belgium.
I was born in Dnipro, Ukraine, which back then was called Dnepropetrovsk, and the country was USSR. When I was 12, my parents moved us to Durham, New Hampshire in the United States. Going from a city of more than a million to a small town of only about 15 thousand, was definitely a shock. One of my biggest takeaways from my time in New Hampshire is my love of outdoors and especially hiking, although why my dad felt that Flume was a good first mountain for me to hike I'll never know.
After finishing high school, I moved to Philadelphia for college. First doing my undergraduate studies in mathematics at St Joseph's University on the outskirts of the city, then moving closer to the center to do my graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. I finished Penn in 2014 after completing my thesis under the supervision of Wolfgang Ziller.
The next stop on my tour was a 2 year position at Syracuse University. Where I learned that it can snow so frequently you learn to tune it out. This was followed by 3 years at Idaho State University, living some 4600 ft (1400 m) above sea level.
In August 2019 I moved back to Europe. I had planned on travelling quite a bit during my time here, then COVID struck. Fortunately in the short time before that happened, I had a chance to visit Düsseldorf, Paris, London and Antwerpen.