Professor für Differentialgeometrie und globale Analysis am Institut für Mathematik
der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
my research blog
Aktuelles / News
- Here are the dates and confirmed speakers (if known) for the Berlin-Hamburg Symplectic
Geometry Seminar in the coming semester (Summer 2017):
- April 24 (in Berlin): Steven Sivek, Paolo Ghiggini
- May 22 (in Hamburg): Jo Nelson, Doris Hein
- June 26 (in Berlin): Sewa Shevchishin, Kyler Siegel
Kontaktinfos / Contact information
Anschrift / mailing address:
Institut für Mathematik
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
Büro / office:
Rudower Chaussee 25 (Johann von Neumann-Haus), 12489 Berlin
Haus 1, Raum 301
phone: +49 (0)30 2093 1628
fax: +49 (0)30 2093 2727
Sekretariat: Kati Blaudzun
wendl at math dot hu dash berlin dot de
Sprechstunde / office hours (Sommersemester 2017):
Mittwochs / Wednesdays 15:00-16:00
Aktuelle Mitarbeiter der Arbeitsgruppe / Current members of my research group:
- Alexander Fauck (postdoc)
- Felix Schmäschke (postdoc)
- Agustín Moreno (PhD student)
- Michael Hutchings (visitor)
This is me, wielding my trusty water bottle to protect Imperial China
from Mongol invasion.
Forschung / Research
My research is in
symplectic and contact topology, particularly the theory
of pseudoholomorphic curves, applications to contact manifolds,
and symplectic field theory.
Here is my publications page.
I am an editorial advisor for the Proceedings / Journal /
Bulletin / Transactions of the LMS, in the area of symplectic and contact topology.
Seminars of interest:
Upcoming conferences / workshops:
(Note: the above used to be a list of events that I was personally planning to attend, but
then I learned that some people are actually using it to find out what's
going on, so I've added more events that I won't necessarily be attending.
Thus if your main goal is to stalk me, this list will be only partially helpful.)
- British Isles Graduate Workshop
"Higgs bundles: algebraic and differential geometric perspectives", Isle of Wight,
April 2 - 8, 2017
- Pre-StringMath Summer School,
Universität Hamburg, July 17 - 21, 2017
- StringMath 2017,
Universität Hamburg, July 24 - 28, 2017
- Symplectic geometry - celebrating the
work of Simon Donaldson, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, August 14 - August 18, 2017
- Summer school on Legendrian contact
homology, and a variety of augmentations, Krusenberg Herrgård, Knivsta, Sweden,
August 14 - 18, 2017
- Symplectic Geometry in Lyon: A conference in
honor of Jean-Claude Sikorav, Université Lyon 1, November 2 - 4, 2017
And some conferences in the recent past.
Past events that I organized:
- Agustín Moreno (began October 2014)
- Alexandru Cioba (began October 2012)
PhD students (co-supervised):
- Momchil Konstantinov (began October 2014; I supervised his "short" first-year project for the LSGNT)
- Marcelo Alves (PhD 2014 from UL Brussels; co-supervised with Frédéric Bourgeois)
Thesis title: Growth rate of Legendrian contact homology and dynamics of Reeb flows
If you are interested in doing a PhD under my supervision, you should apply to
the Berlin Mathematical School.
My collaborators, present and past:
Some other people I've worked with in the past:
- Peter Albers, Universität Münster
- Barney Bramham,
- Paolo Ghiggini,
Université de Nantes
- Michael Hutchings, UC Berkeley
- Janko Latschev, Universität Hamburg
- Sam Lisi, University of Mississippi
- Patrick Massot, École Polytechnique
- Klaus Niederkrüger, Université de Lyon 1
- Richard Siefring, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
- Jeremy Van Horn-Morris, University of Arkansas
Some information about funding opportunities, events, and job postings in my field
can be found at the
Contact And Symplectic Topology (CAST) website.
Lehre / Teaching
Lehre in vergangenen Semestern / teaching in past semesters
Past minicourses and such
Sonstiges / Other stuff
Some mathematical links
(Some unusual grafitti I found on a bathroom wall at the Diesel Cafe in Somerville,
Massachusetts. March 13, 2007.)
A Frequently Asked Question
Question: Aren't you German?
Answer: No. Don't let my name, or my appearance, or the fact that I teach at a
German university or that you've overheard me speaking German with
colleagues fool you. I am, in fact, not German.
An Occasionally Asked Question
Question: Where did you learn to speak English so well?
Answer: It is my native language.
A Question That Is Asked Far More Often Than It Should Be
Question: Where did you learn to speak German so well?
Answer: I don't speak German that well, it only sounds like it
if you don't listen carefully.
Some nonmathematical things
Trockne Blumen (the reason why I once spent a whole week learning
musixtex, and then promptly forgot it)
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