Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995 – 2001
    Studied mathematics and Protestant theology at the University of Bonn, Germany

  • 1996 – 2000
    Scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation

  • 2001 – 2002
    Research associate in Collaborative Research Centre SFB 534: Judaism – Christianity: Constitution and differentiation in antiquity and the present

  • 2002 – 2004
    Doctoral student at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Bonn, work abroad in Switzerland, USA and France

  • 2002 – 2004
    Scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation

  • 2004 – 2005
    Postdoc funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) at the Mathematical Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland

  • 2005 – 2006
    Member of the School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, USA

  • 2005 – 2008
    Dickson Instructor, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, IL, USA

  • 2007 – 2012
    Assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, Princeton University, NJ, USA

  • Since 2013
    Chair of differential geometry, Mathematical Institute, Heidelberg University

  • Since 2015 Research Group Leader, Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies

Selected publications

  • Anosov representations: Domains of discontinuity and applications, (with O. Guichard), Inventiones Mathematicae, Volume 190, Issue 2 (2012), 357-438.

  • Higher Teichmüller spaces: From SL(2,R) to other Lie groups , (with M. Burger; A. Iozzi), to appear in the Handbook of Teichmüller Theory.

  • Topological Invariants of Anosov Representations, (with O. Guichard), Journal of Topology 3, 2010 578-642.

  • Domains of discontinuity for surface groups, (with O. Guichard), C. R. Math. Acad. Sci. Paris I 347 (2009), 1057-1060.

  • Surface group representations with maximal Toledo invariant , (with M. Burger; A. Iozzi), Annals of Mathematics 172 (2010), no.1, 517-566.

  • Tight homomorphisms and Hermitian symmetric spaces, (with M. Burger; A. Iozzi), GAFA 19 (2009), no. 3, 678-721.

  • Remarks on and around bounded differential forms, Pure and Applied Mathematics Quaterly 8 (2012), no. 2, (Special Issue: In honor of F. Thomas Farrell and Lowell E. Jones part 2 of 2), 481-498.

  • Convex foliated projective structures and the Hitchin component of SL(4,R), (with O. Guichard), Duke Mathematical Journal 144 (2008) no.3, 381-445.

  • Hermitian symmetric spaces and Kähler rigidity, (with M. Burger; A. Iozzi), Transformation Groups 12 (2007), no. 1, 5-32, electronic article.

  • The action of the mapping class group on maximal representations, Geom. Dedicata 120 (2006), 179-191, electronic article.

  • Maximal representations of surface groups: Symplectic Anosov structures (with M. Burger; A. Iozzi; F. Labourie), Pure and Applied Mathematics Quaterly, 1 (2005), no. 2, (Special Issue: In Memory of Armand Borel), 555-601.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • ERC Consolidator Grants 2013: "Deformations Spaces of Geometric Structures"

  • Graduiertenkolleg/Research Training Group 2229: "Asymptotic Invariants and Limits of Groups and Spaces"

  • DFG Priority Programm SPP 2026 "Geometry at Infinity"

  • Higher Teichmueller theory: Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation

  • Summer Workshop in Mathematics for High School Students, Women in Mathematics, SWIM Princeton, USA, 2009 - 2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editorial Board Annales Scientifique de l' ENS, Geometry & Topology, Geometriae Dedicata, Forum Mathematicum

  • Advisory Board Springer Lecture Notes in Mathematics

  • Advisory Board

  • Scientific Committee, Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Additional qualifications

  • Diplom degree / ecclesiastical examination in Protestant theology


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