Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Mathematik

Bachelor and master projects

Possible projects (not exhaustive)

Differential geometry

- Thurston's earthquake theory for surfaces

- Selberg trace formulas and the like

Algebraic geometry

- Arithmetic aspects of topological recursion

- Exploring intersection numbers on the moduli space of curves

- Deformation spaces of spectral curves and Frobenius manifolds

Mathematical physics

- Enumeration of branched covers of curves (Hurwitz theory) and integrability

- Airy structures, topological recursion and topological gravity

- Algebraic structures in low-dimensional TQFTs

- Matrix factorisations and enumerative geometry

- W-algebras and r-spin intersection numbers

Analysis and combinatorics

- Determinantal structures and vanishing properties in matrix ODEs

- Asymptotic questions in large random matrices

- Representation theory of U(N) and coupled random matrices



Current projects

Mathematical physics

Florian Götz (Master): Spectral networks and the geometry of surfaces
Niklas Martensen (Master): Modular properties of the topological recursion
Dominik Stepien (Bachelor): Finite-dimensional Airy structures
Leonard Vetter (Bachelor): Algebraic structures and TQFTs

Analysis and combinatorics

Bianca Drefahl (HU, Bachelor): Modular q-difference equations


Former projects

Mathematical physics

Thomas Buc d'Alche (ENS Lyon, Master): Pfaff-Fay identities via asymptotics of random matrices

Ines Combes-Castex (Univ. Toulouse, Bachelor): Matrix models as a toy model for QFT