Andreas Ott
DFG research fellow in the Differential Geometry Group at Heidelberg University


My research is in geometry and topology. I am currently working on bounded cohomology, simplicial volume and polylogarithms, moduli spaces of Higgs bundles and representation varieties, harmonic maps and pleated surfaces, and gauged Gromov-Witten theory.
I am a member of the DFG Priority Program Geometry at Infinity, with the project Invariants and boundaries of spaces.

Publications and preprints

Transgression in bounded cohomology and a conjecture of Monod. arXiv:1811.07558.
(with T. Hartnick) Milnor-Wood type inequalities for Higgs bundles. arXiv:1105.4323.
(with T. Hartnick) Perturbations of the Spence-Abel equation and deformations of the dilogarithm function. Math. Ann. 368(3), 1399-1428, 2017.
(with T. Hartnick) Bounded cohomology via partial differential equations, I. Geom. Topol. 19-6, 3603-3643, 2015.
Removal of singularities and Gromov compactness for symplectic vortices. J. Sympl. Geom., Vol. 12, No. 2, 1-55, 2014.
(with T. Hartnick) Surjectivity of the comparison map in bounded cohomology for Hermitian Lie groups. Int. Math. Res. Notices, No. 9, 2068-2093, 2012.
The non-local symplectic vortex equations and gauged Gromov-Witten invariants. (doctoral thesis)
On Fano threefolds with b2 ≥ 2. (diploma thesis)


Structures & Mathematics Interdisciplinary Seminar Series
Higgs Bundles in Geometry and Physics Workshop at IWH Heidelberg, Feb 29 - Mar 3, 2016


Heidelberg Geometry Seminar
Seminar Geometry and Mathematical Physics, Fall 2017
Einführung in die Geometrie, Spring 2016
Heidelberg Junior Geometry Seminar, 2015-16
Symplectic Topology (Part III, Cambridge), Lent 2014


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Last modified on Nov 21, 2018