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Chris Wendl
Professor für Differentialgeometrie und globale Analysis am Institut für Mathematik
der HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin.
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Aktuelles / News
 My research group in symplectic and contact topology at the HU Berlin has advertised
one 2year 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 threeyear 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:
Chris Wendl
Institut für Mathematik
HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Germany
Büro / office:
Rudower Chaussee 25 (Johann von NeumannHaus), 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
email:
wendl at math dot hu dash berlin dot de
Sprechstunde / office hours (Sommersemester 2018):
Mittwochs / Wednesdays 14:0015:00
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:
 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
 Twentyfifth 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),
HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin, March 7  9, 2019
(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.)
And some conferences in the recent past.
Past events that I organized:
PhD students:
 Alexandru Cioba (PhD 2018 at UCL)
Thesis title: Nicely embedded curves in symplectic cobordisms
 Agustín Moreno (began October 2014)
PhD students (cosupervised):
 Marcelo Alves (PhD 2014 from UL Brussels; cosupervised 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.
Master's students:
My collaborators, present and past:
 Peter Albers, Universität Heidelberg
 Barney Bramham,
RuhrUniversität Bochum
 Paolo Ghiggini,
Université de Nantes
 Michael Hutchings, UC Berkeley
 Janko Latschev, Universität Hamburg
 Sam Lisi, University of Mississippi
 Patrick Massot, Université ParisSud, Orsay
 Klaus Niederkrüger, Université de Lyon 1
 Richard Siefring, RuhrUniversität Bochum
 Jeremy Van HornMorris, University of Arkansas
Some other people I've worked with in the past:
Lehre / Teaching
Sommersemester 2018
Wintersemester 201718
Lehre in vergangenen Semestern / teaching in past semesters
Past minicourses and such
Sonstiges / Other stuff
The
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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