Prof. Dr. Katrin Wendland

Phone:++49 (0)761 203 - 5563
Fax:++49 (0)761 203 - 5541
Office hours:in general, Wednesdays 13:00-14:00pm, no registration; any changes are announced one week in advance per notice at the office door
Postal address: Mathematisches Institut
Abteilung Reine Mathematik
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Eckerstrasse 1
79104 Freiburg i. Br.
Secretaries: Frau Sabine Keim, Tel. ++49 (0)761 203-5548, Room 341
Frau Ursula Wöske, Tel. ++49 (0)761 203-5565, Rm 336

My main research interests are motivated from conformal field theory, quantum field theory and string theory, addressing their connections to algebraic geometry, geometry in general, and analysis. Many of my research results are concerned with the moduli space of two dimensional unitary conformal field theories with central charge c=6 and N=(4,4) supersymmetry whose classical limits are described by K3 surfaces. More recent research projects deal with the algebraic geometry of elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau varieties and with topological field theories. The latter has become a leitmotiv for the research in my group in the framework of an ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant The Geometry of Topological Quantum Field Theories of mine. I am also a PI in the DFG Research Training Group GRK 1821 Cohomological Methods in Geometry, which was launched on October 1, 2012.