Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2022
    Full Professor in Pure Mathematics, School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin

  • 2011 – 2021
    W3 professor in the sections for pure mathematics and geometry in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Freiburg, Germany

  • 2007 – 2012
    for a total of 1 year: Visiting Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

  • 2006 – 2011
    W3 professor and chair in analysis and geometry, Department of Mathematics, University of Augsburg, Germany

  • 2005 – 2006
    Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics, UNC Chapel Hill, USA

  • 2005 – 2006
    Senior Lecturer at the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, UK

  • 2004
    Visiting Research Scholar at the Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

  • 2002 – 2005
    Lecturer at the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, UK

  • 2000 – 2002
    Postdoc in L.A. Dolan's string theory research group, UNC Chapel Hill, USA

  • 2000
    Doctorate in theoretical physics

  • 1996
    Diplom degree in mathematics

Selected publications

  • W. Müller, K. Wendland: Extremal Kähler metrics and Ray-Singer analytic torsion, in "Geometric Aspects of Partial Differential Equations", Contemp. Math. 242 (1999), pp. 135-160.

  • W. Nahm, K. Wendland: A Hiker's Guide to K3 – Aspects of N=(4,4) Superconformal Field Theory with Central Charge c=6, Commun. Math. Phys. 216 (2001), 85-138.

  • K. Wendland: Consistency of Orbifold Conformal Field Theories on K3, Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 5 (2001), 429-456.

  • W. Nahm, K. Wendland: Mirror Symmetry on Kummer Type K3 Surfaces, Commun. Math. Phys. 243 (2003), 557-582.

  • D. Roggenkamp, K. Wendland: Limits and Degenerations of Unitary Conformal Field Theories, Commun. Math. Phys. 251 (2004), 589-643.

  • K. Wendland: A family of SCFTs hosting all "very attractive'' relatives of the (2)^4 Gepner model; JHEP 0603:102 (2006).

  • R. Donagi, K. Wendland: On orbifolds and free fermion constructions; Journal of Geometry and Physics 59 (2009), 942-968.

  • A. Degeratu, K. Wendland: Friendly giant meets pointlike instantons? On a new conjecture by John McKay, in "Moonshine -- The First Quarter Century and Beyond, A Workshop on the Moonshine Conjectures and Vertex Algebras", LMS Lecture Notes Series no. 372 (2010), 55-127.

  • K. Wendland: On the geometry of singularities in quantum field theory, in: "Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Hyderabad, August 19-27, 2010", Hindustan Book Agency (2010), 2144-2170.

  • R. Donagi, K. Wendland, eds: From Hodge Theory to Integrability and TQFT: tt* geometry, Proceedings of the International Workshop "From tQFT to tt* and integrability'', May 25-29, 2007, University of Augsburg, Germany; Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics, vol. 78, American Mathematical Society (2008).

  • K. Wendland, A. Werner, eds: Facettenreiche Mathematik; Vieweg+Teubner 2011, 469 pages.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The geometry of topological quantum field theories

  • The classification of conformal quantum field theories; limiting processes

  • Conformal field theories on K3 surfaces and Borcea-Voisin surfaces

  • Conformal field theories and the Mathieu group M24

  • Elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau 3-manifolds

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editor in chief (together with Minhyong Kim) of the Springer Monographs in Mathematics (SMM), since 2020

  • Co-editor of the “Annales Henri Poincaré” (AHP), since 2019

  • Co-editor of the de Gruyter book series "Expositions in Mathematics", since 2018

  • Full Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz, since 2013

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal de l'Ècole polytechnique – Mathématique (JEP), since 2013

  • Jury member for the Cantor Medal, 2012

  • Jury member for the Weyl Prize, 2012 and 2014

  • Representative for "pure mathematics" in the senate and authorising committee for the Research Training Groups of the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2011 – 2016

  • Member of the executive board of the German Mathematical Society (DMV), 2010 – 2017

  • Member of the "Standing Committee of the International Colloquia on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics", since 2010

  • Co-editor of the de Gruyter book series "De Gruyter Series in Nonlinear Analysis and Applications", 2010 – 2018

  • Member of the selection committee of the German National Mathematics Competition, since 2008

  • Member of the university selection committee of the German National Academic Foundation, 2007 – 2016

  • Member of the "Women in Mathematics Committee" of the LMS, 2003-2005


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