Completion of my diploma thesis as a member of Prof. Werner Müller's Global Analysis group at the University of Bonn
Topic: regularized determinants, Ray-Singer analytic torsion and Quillenmetric, particularly their dependence on the metric ("Analytic Torsion and Critical Metrics")
Together with more recent work the main results are published in two joint papers with Prof. Werner Müller.
Ph.D. in theoretical physics in Prof. Werner Nahm's group at the University of Bonn
Topic: Moduli spaces of unitary conformal field theories
The main results can be found in three publications, partly in collaboration with Prof. Werner Nahm and Dr. Sayipjamal Dulat.
Postdoc in Prof. Louise Dolan's group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UNC Chapel Hill
Organizer of the UNC part of our joint Duke/UNC String Theory Seminar
In my doctoral studies, among other topics I have investigated the embedding of orbifold conformal field theories within the moduli space of theories associated to K3. Afterwards, I generalized these results and applied them in the context of mirror symmetry, click here for more details.
Lecturer at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warwick
Senior Lecturer at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warwick
Visiting research scholar in the Math/Physics Research Group of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia
On leave from the University of Warwick as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the UNC Chapel Hill
Full Professor (W3) at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Augsburg, holding the Chair for Analysis and Geometry
Associate Fellow of the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warwick
Invited sectional speaker in Mathematical Physics at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2010 in Hyderabad, India
Full Professor (W3) at the Mathematics Institute of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, research group for Mathematical Physics
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in Recognition of Distinguished Contributions to the Profession
Elected Full Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz
A summary of my math/physics activities since 2002 can be found here.
On May 05, 2009, the "Medal for special merits for Bavaria in a united Europe" ( Medaille für besondere Verdienste um Bayern in einem vereinten Europa) has been awarded to me by the Bavarian Minister for Federal and European Affairs.
I am an elected member of the executive committee of the DMV and an elected full member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz.
I am also a member of the EWM (where I am a member of the Committee Women in Mathematics of the EMS), LMS, the AMS, and the IAMP, as well as the EPSRC Peer Review College. I am moreover a member of the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Verein e.V., Augsburg, and the Verband der Freunde der Universität Freiburg im Breisgau e.V.
I am a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Mathematics in Natural Science and Engineering (IFM) of the University of Würzburg, Germany.
I am a member of the editorial board of the book series De Gruyter Series in Nonlinear Analysis and Applications, the Journal de l’École polytechnique - Mathématiques (JEP), and the journal Mathematical Physics, Analysis and Geometry (MPAG), as well as a member of the Scientific User Committee (SCUC) of the Zentralblatt MATH, and an elected member of the Standing Committee of the International Colloquia on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics (ICGTMP).
I am the representative for "Pure Mathematics" in the Senate and the Authorizing Committee of the Research Training Group program of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
I am also an elected member of the Hermann Weyl Prize committee and of the Cantor-Medal committee as well as the board of the German Mathematics Competition, Bundeswettbewerb Mathematik, and I am serving on the selection committee of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
Moreover, I am a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews (MR).