Short CV/Education and training

  • 1975
    Diplôme d'E.A. degree, Paris Diderot University (Paris 7), France

  • 1976
    State examination in Paris, France

  • 1976
    Doctorate (Thèse de 3-ième cycle), Paris Diderot University (Paris 7), France

  • 1977 – 1983
    Teaching assistant, Paris Diderot University (Paris 7), France

  • 1983 – 1985
    Visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute, Bonn, Germany

  • 1984
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), Paris Diderot University (Paris 7), France

  • 1985
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), University of Bonn, Germany

  • 1985 – 1989
    Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • 1989 – 1990
    Maitre de Conferences (professor), Paris Diderot University (Paris 7), France

  • Since 1990
    Professor and Chair at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Selected publications

  • Esnault, H., Viehweg, E.: Dyson's lemma for polynomials in several variables (and the theorem of Roth). In: Inventiones math. 78, 1984. S. 445-490.

  • Esnault, H., Viehweg, E.: Logarithmic De Rham complexes and vanishing theorems. In: Inventiones math. 86, 1986. S. 161-194.

  • Esnault, H., Viehweg, E.: Lectures on Vanishing Theorems. Book. In: DMV-Seminar Band 20, Birkhäuser. S. 164.

  • Esnault, H., Bloch, S.: The coniveau filtration and non- divisibility for algebraic cycles. In: Math. Ann. 304, 1996. S. 303-314.

  • Esnault, H.: Characteristic classes of flat bundles and determinant of the Gauß-Manin connection. In: Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Beijing 2002, Higher Education Press. S. 471-483.

  • Esnault, H.: Varieties over a finite field with trivial Chow group of 0-cycles have a rational point. In: Invent. math. 151, 2003. S. 187-191.

  • Esnault, H.: Deligne's integrality theorem in unequal characteristic and rational points over finite fields. In: Annals of Mathematics 164, 2006. S. 715-730.

  • Esnault, H., Bloch, S., Kreimer, D.: On motives attached to graph polynomials. In: Comm. Math. Phys. 267(1), 2006. S. 181-225.

  • Esnault, H., Berthelot, P., Bloch, S.: On Witt vector cohomology for singular varieties. In: Compositio math. 143, 2007. S. 363-392.

  • Esnault, H., Mehta, V.: Simply connected projective manifolds in characteristic p > 0 have no nontrivial stratified bundles. In: Inventiones math. 181, 2010. S. 449-465.

Selected projects

  • Editor, Algebra and Number Theory, since 2008

  • Editor, Mathematical Research Letters, since 2007

  • Editor, Cubo. A Mathematical Journal, since 2002

  • Editor, Acta Mathematica Vietnamica, since 2000

  • Editor, Mathematische Annalen (Annals of Mathematics), 1998 – 2010

  • Editor, Duke Mathematical Journal, since 1995

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the faculty council

  • Member of the NSF panel

  • Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), since 2010

  • Member of the advisory board of the Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen, China , since 2009

  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, since 2008

  • Member of the advisory board of the Dahlem Conference in Berlin, Germany, since 2008

  • Member of the advisory board of the Institute of Mathematics of the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan, since 2007

  • Member of the scientific council for the German Research Foundation (DFG) Leibniz Prize, since 2007

  • Member of the Scientific Council of Oberwolfach, since 2006

  • Member of the Institute of Science and Ethics (IWE), since 2005

  • Member of the Committee of Visitors at the Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, 2005

  • Member of the Academy of North Rhine-Westphalia, since 2005

  • Member of the DFG senate committee for graduate schools, 2004 – 2007

  • Member of the national council Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), 2002 – 2003

  • International Mathematical Union (IMU) delegate to the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), 2002

  • Jury member for the Cantor Medal, 2001

  • Member of the scientific committee of the Humboldt Foundation, 1997 – 2003

  • Member of the scientific committee of the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, until 1989

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