Topic: regularized determinants, Ray-Singer analytic torsion and Quillenmetric, particularly their dependence on the metric ("Analytic Torsion and Critical Metrics")
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.
Visiting research scholar in the Math/Physics Research Group of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia
Invited sectional speaker in Mathematical Physics at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2010 in Hyderabad, India
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 have been an elected member of the executive committee of the DMV, 2010-2017, and I am 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 (where I am a member of the Fellows Selection 2018-2020), 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, and I am a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the London School of Geometry and Number Theory (LSGNT).
I am a member of the editorial board of the book series De Gruyter Expositions in Mathematics, the Journal de l’École polytechnique - Mathématiques (JEP), the Annales Henri Poincaré, and the journal Mathematical Physics, Analysis and Geometry (MPAG), as well as an elected member of the Standing Committee of the International Colloquia on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics (ICGTMP). I am also a member of the Steering Committee of the EMS-EWM Summer Schools at Mittag Leffler Institute, Stockholm, as a representative of the EMS-WiM Committee.
I am also an elected member of the board of the German Mathematics Competition, Bundeswettbewerb Mathematik.
Moreover, I have been a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews (MR) from 2001 until 2019.