Professor für Differentialgeometrie und globale Analysis am Institut für Mathematik
der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
my research blog
Aktuelles / News
- My research group in symplectic and contact topology at the HU Berlin has advertised
one 2-year postdoc position and one Ph.D. studentship, both
starting in Autumn 2018. See this blog post for more details. The application deadline
for both is March 15.
- Independently of the specifically symplectic postdoc position
I just mentioned above, a three-year postdoctoral
fellowship has been advertised by the Berlin Mathematical School
(our joint graduate program with the other two main universities in Berlin)
and is open to applicants working in any of the major research areas of the BMS
(one of which is called "Differential geometry, global analysis, and mathematical physics").
The application deadline is March 1.
- We will be hosting the next installment of the CAST (Contact and Symplectic Topology) workshop series here
at the HU Berlin from March 7 to 9, 2019. More details will be posted within the next few months.
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
How to get to my office
wendl at math dot hu dash berlin dot de
Sprechstunde / office hours (Sommersemester 2018):
Mittwochs / Wednesdays 14:00-15:00
Aktuelle Mitarbeiter der Arbeitsgruppe / Current members of my research group:
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.)
- Nederlands Mathematisch Congres (I will be speaking in
the GQT Session), Veldhoven, April 3 - 4, 2018
- Conference "New Methods in Finsler Geometry",
De Giorgi Center, Pisa, May 21 - 25, 2018
- Kylerec 2018: Cotangent bundles and the nearby Lagrangian conjecture,
Leavenworth, Washington, May 25 - 31, 2018
- Twenty-fifth Gökova Geometry/Topology Conference,
Gökova, May 28 - June 2, 2018
- Differential Topology and Mathematics of Today:
a conference in honor of Jean Cerf, Orsay, June 11 - 13, 2018
- "RIEMain in Contact", Cagliari, June 18 - 22, 2018
- British Isles Graduate Workshop II: Singularities and Symplectic Topology,
Jersey, July 14 - 20, 2018
- Summer school Higher Invariants: Interactions between Arithmetic Geometry and Global Analysis, Universität Regensburg, July 17 - 20, 2018
- European Talbot Workshop: Free Loop Spaces with
Nathalie Wahl and Alexandru Oancea, Fischbach bei Dahn, July 29 - August 4, 2018
- Workshop on Symplectic Field Theory IX,
Universität Augsburg, August 25 - 31, 2018
- Workshop Geometric
Analysis and Mathematical Physics, Universität Oldenburg, September 17 - 22, 2018
- XIII Workshop on Symplectic Geometry, Contact Geometry, and Interactions (CAST 2019) (website not yet available),
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, March 7 - 9, 2019
And some conferences in the recent past.
Past events that I organized:
- Alexandru Cioba (PhD 2018 at UCL)
Thesis title: Nicely embedded curves in symplectic cobordisms
- Agustín Moreno (began October 2014)
PhD students (co-supervised):
- 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 Heidelberg
- Barney Bramham,
- Paolo Ghiggini,
Université de Nantes
- Michael Hutchings, UC Berkeley
- Janko Latschev, Universität Hamburg
- Sam Lisi, University of Mississippi
- Patrick Massot, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay
- Klaus Niederkrüger, Université de Lyon 1
- Richard Siefring, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
- Jeremy Van Horn-Morris, University of Arkansas
Lehre / Teaching
Lehre in vergangenen Semestern / teaching in past semesters
Past minicourses and such
Sonstiges / Other stuff
Mathematics Genealogy Project: I'm descended from Gauss. Really.
(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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