Ruprecht-Karls-Universit�t Heidelberg

Michael Bleher

Mathematisches Institut
Mathematikon, INF 205
Room 05/203
Office hours: by appointment
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I am a Ph.D. student at Heidelberg University and a member of the research group "Physical Mathematics" of Prof. Dr. Johannes Walcher .

I'm interested in dualities and mathematical structures that naturally arise in quantum field theories and string theory. During my Ph.D. project I particularly concentrate on the emergence of knot homologies in topologically twisted quantum field theories and investigate their holographic duals. Related fields of interest include topological quantum field theory, string dualities, mirror symmetry and physical interpretations of the Geometric Langlands correspondence.

As a member of the STRUCTURES cluster of excellence, I also help develop a wiki on topological methods in data analysis for the exploratory project EP Data and Mathematics. Our goal is to bridge the gap between mathematicians, who are fluent in algebraic topology but usually lack real-world data, and scientists who have real-life data but may be put off by a perceived high initial expenditure when entering the field of topology. If you are interested in contributing to this story, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Teaching

Summer 2019
Theoretische Physik IV (Prof. Hebecker, Heidelberg)
Reading Seminar on Seiberg-Witten Invariants
Winter 2018/19
Höhere Mathematik für Physiker III (Prof. Knüpfer, Heidelberg)
Theoretische Physik I (Prof. Plehn, Heidelberg)
Summer 2018
Theoretische Physik II (Prof. Bartelmann, Heidelberg)
Winter 2017/18
Applied Topology I (Prof. Roggenkamp, Mannheim)