I am an "akademische Rätin auf Zeit" at Heidelberg University, a member of the Research Station Geometry & Dynamics, a PI in the Research training group "Asymptotic Invariants and Limits of Groups and Spaces", a member of the Young Researchers Convent in the cluster of excellence STRUCTURES, and involved in the founding of the Heidelberg Experimental Geometry Lab (HEGL).
In Fall 2019, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Mathematics at NYU Shanghai. From April 2016 to August 2019, I was a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, working with Kasra Rafi and Giulio Tiozzo. I did my PhD under the supervision of Gabriela Weitze-Schmithüsen when working with this group.
Furthermore, I am a junior editor of the Snapshots of modern mathematics from Oberwolfach.
I believe in the content of the statement of inclusiveness and the axioms set forth by Federico Ardila-Mantilla.
Infinite translation surfaces
Finite translation surfaces arise in very different contexts. There are relations to dynamical systems (in particular billiards), to Teichmüller theory, to geometric group theory, to algebraic geometry, and many other fields.
The most visual way to define a finite translation surface is by considering finitely many polygons in the plane. If every edge of the polygons can be identified with a parallel edge of the same length so that we obtain a connected, orientable surface then the resulting object is a translation surface. In the picture, you can see a famous example which is called the double pentagon.
My research is concerned with a generalization of these objects, called infinite translation surfaces. They allow more variety compared to the finite case and in particular, the singularities can be more diverse. A common topological type that infinite translation surfaces have, is the one of a Loch Ness monster.
For more information on what I am interested in, see Research.
In the summer term 2021, I organize the exercise classes for Linear Algebra 2 at Heidelberg University and a seminar in the Heidelberg Experimental Geometry Lab.
In the winter term 2020/21, I organized the exercise classes for Linear Algebra I at Heidelberg University. In fall 2019, I taught Honors Calculus at NYU Shanghai. In winter 2018 and 2019, I taught MATB43 (Introduction to Analysis), STAB41 (Financial Derivatives), and twice MATD01 (Fields and Groups) at University of Toronto Scarborough. For more information and my previous teaching in Karlsruhe, see Teaching.