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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 just advertised
a 3year postdoc position and two
PhD studentships
to start in Autumn 2019 (or sooner if preferred).
These are all research positions, so no teaching (and thus no knowledge of German) is required.
The salary for the postdoc position is TVL E13 (for those who know what that means... if not I can clarify),
and the Ph.D. studentships are on the same scale but as halftime positions, so the salaray is
comparable to a standard Ph.D. scholarship as offered e.g. by the Berlin Mathematical School.
(Students interested in a Ph.D. studentship should also apply to the Berlin Mathematical School;
the required application materials are mostly the same.) Please send me email if you have any questions.
The application deadlines are January 1, 2019.
 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.
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 (Wintersemester 201819):
Dienstags / Tuesdays 15:0016:00
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:
 Workshop on Symplectic Field Theory IX,
Universität Augsburg, August 25  31, 2018
 Workshop Geometric
Analysis and Mathematical Physics, Universität Oldenburg, September 17  22, 2018
 TwoDay Workshop
on Symplectic Geometry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, September 20  21, 2018
 Autumn school on Zoll Metrics on the 2Sphere and Holomorphic Discs,
Schloss Rauischholzhausen (Universität Gießen), November 14  18, 2018
 XIII Workshop on Symplectic Geometry, Contact Geometry, and Interactions (CAST 2019),
HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin, March 7  9, 2019
 Categorical Symplectic Topology conference,
University of Cambridge, March 25  29, 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:
 Agustin Moreno (PhD 2018, HU Berlin)
Thesis title: Algebraic torsion in higherdimensional contact manifolds
 Alexandru Cioba (PhD 2018, UCL)
Thesis title: Nicely embedded curves in symplectic cobordisms
 Marcelo Alves (PhD 2014, 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.
This generally works best if I know enough about you to enthusiastically support your
application, so for that reason it's a good idea to contact me ahead of time.
(In some cases there may also be funding available that you would need to apply
for separately from the BMS  if so, I will tell you.)
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
Wintersemester 201819
Sommersemester 2018
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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