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Since April 2018, I am a Junior Professor in the symplectic workgroup at Heidelberg University.
My research focuses on Hamiltonian dynamical systems and, in particular, on the existence of periodic orbits. The tools I use in my study come from the interplay of differential geometry, topology and the calculus of variation. As an example, I look at the motion of a charged particle in a magnetic field.
I am happy to supervise students for Bachelor and Master theses in English or German. If you are interested feel free to contact me and take a look at the following list of possible topics.
A couple of ways you can reach me:
Office hours: Appointment by email. We meet on heiCONF: heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/ben-ynd-94t.
Address: Room 3/402, Mathematisches Institut, Im Neueheimer Feld 205, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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I am giving the Master Seminar Variational Methods for Convex Hamiltonian Systems (in English).
I am teaching the Master lecture Differential Geometry II: Topology and Curvature (in German). Exercise classes will be held by Dr. Kevin Wiegand.
I am teaching the Bachelor lecture Differential Geometry I. Exercise classes will be held by Dr. Urs Fuchs.
I will be on leave from August 12 to December 15 to participate in the program Hamiltonian systems, from topology to applications through analysis at MSRI.
I will offer a student seminar on Integrable Hamiltonian Systems and the KAM Theorem in January and February 2019. Organisational meeting: 17.12.2018, 4pm, INF 205, Büro 3/402
I am teaching the class Geometrie der Himmelsmechanik.