Short CV/Education and training


  • Since 2017
    Vice President International and Diversity, University of Bremen

  • Since 2007
    Professor of Algebra, University of Bremen, Germany

  • Since 2007
    Co-Director, Institute for Algebra, Geometry, Topology and Their Applications

  • 2006 – 2007
    Professor of Geometry and Topology, University of Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2005
    Research Professor, Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland

  • 1999 – 2005
    Assistant Professor (non tenure-track), ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1998 – 1999
    Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA

  • 1998
    Postdoctoral Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Guest appointments

  • 2006
    Research Professor, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Berkeley, USA

  • 2009
    Organizer in Residence, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Berkeley, USA

Professional preparation:

  • 1994
    Diploma in Mathematics, FU Berlin, Germany

  • 1997
    Ph.D. in Mathematics, TU Berlin, Germany

  • 2004
    Habilitation in Mathematics, TU Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • E.M.F., G.M. Ziegler: On cohomology algebras of complex subspace arrangements; Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 352 (2000), 3523-3555.

  • E.M.F., D.N. Kozlov: Abelianizing the real permutation action via blowups; International Mathematics Research Notices 2003, 32 (2003), 1755-1784.

  • E.M.F.: Complexes of trees and nested set complexes; Pacific Journal of Mathematics 227 (2006), 271-286.

  • E.M.F., S. Yuzvinsky: Chow rings of toric varieties defined by atomic lattices;

    Inventiones Mathematicae 155 (2004), 515-536.

  • A. Dickenstein, E.M.F., B. Sturmfels: Tropical discriminants; Journal of the American Mathematical Society 20 (2007), 1111-1133.


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