Sebastian Goette

Professor at the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Freiburg
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Abteilung für Reine Mathematik
Universität Freiburg
Eckerstraße 1
D-79104 Freiburg
E-mail: sebastian.goette at math.uni- etc.
Tel.: ++49-761/203 5571
Fax: ++49-761/203 5541
Room: 339
Sabine Keim
E-mail: sabine.keim at math.uni- etc.
Tel.: ++49-761/203 5548
Fax: ++49-761/203 5541
Room: 341
Office Hours: Wed 13:15-14
in my role as Chairman of the Examination Board only: Wed 10:30-12 Room 240

Current Issues:
PhD position
A phd position in Differential Geometry / Topology is available within the DFG research training group Cohomological Methods in Geometry. Please contact me if you are interested.

Teaching in winter 2016/17:
Course "Linear Algebra I", Mon, Thu 8-10, HS Rundbau, Albertstr. 21;
Exercises coordinated by D. Hein;
Seminar "Cobordism Theory", Mon 14-16, SR 125; Eckerstr. 1;
GK1821 Seminar, Wed 14-16, SR 404, Eckerstr. 1;
Oberseminar "Differential Geometry" with V. Bangert, N. Große, K. Wendland, Mo 16-18, SR 404, Eckerstr. 1.

Teaching in summer 2016:
In summer 2016 I will be on sabbatical.

Research Training Group "Cohomological Methods in Geometry"

In my Ph. D. thesis I investigated and calculated equivariant eta-invariants of homogeneous spaces. My advisor was C. Bär.
I work on analytic and differential-topological properties of eta-invariants, Ray-Singer torsion and related objects. In particular, I study their generalisations to families and group actions, partly in cooperation with J.-M. Bismut. Moreover, I try to calculate these invariants explicitly for as many classes of examples as possible.
At the moment, I compare the analytic torsion forms of Bismut and Lott with the higher Franz-Reidemeister torsion of Igusa and Klein. In this context, I also study "exotic" smooth structures for fibre bundles.
Together with U. Semmelmann, we worked on metrics with extremal scalar curvature.

Publications and Preprints:

Lecture Notes:
Analysis I-III, 2007-09, pdf
Elementary Differential Geometry, 2009, pdf
Differential Geometry, 2009-10, pdf
Linear Algebra I-II, 2012-13, pdf
Topology, Algebraic Topology, 2010-11, pdf
Algebraic Topology, 2014-15, pdf
Multiple Integrals, 2013/14, pdf

Workshop and miniconference Smooth Fibre Bundles and Higher Torsion September 1. - 7. 2003 at Göttingen (Programme of the miniconference: dvi, ps; report).
From september 1998 until september 1999 I've been a fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the Equipe de Topologie et Dynamique of the Université de Paris-Sud in Orsay.
From February to July 2001 I've been a postdoc fellow of the MSRI at Berkeley in the special program on spectral invariants.

July 8, 2016, Sebastian Goette