Prof. Dr. Christoph Thiele

Hausdorff Chair

E-mail: thiele(at)
Phone: +49 228 73 62254
Room: 3.010
Location: Mathematics Center
Institute: Mathematical Institute
Research Area: Research Area A
Mathscinet-Number: 336659

Academic Career

1995 -- 1998

Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, CAU Kiel

1998 -- 2000

Assistant Professor, UCLA

2000 -- 2002

Associate Professor, UCLA

2002 --

Professor, UCLA

2003 -- 2005

Graduate Vice Chair, Dept. of Mathematics, UCLA

2006 -- 2009

Chair, Department of Mathematics, UCLA

2010 -- 2011

Visiting Professor, University of Bonn, Germany

2012 --

Hausdorff Chair (W3), Bonn

Contribution to Research Areas

Research Area A
Analysis means understanding objects as built up from elementary building blocks. In Harmonic Analysis, these building blocks are elementary wave forms. Most of my work is on scaling critical problems in harmonic analysis, where blocks at all possible length scales are present and equally strong. In time frequency analysis, waves at all frequencies are of equal strength as well. My research in time frequency analysis has applications in abstract questions in harmonic analysis as well as in the related areas of differential equations, scattering theory, and ergodic theory, and - since harmonic analysis is very foundational science - more vague connections to a host of other areas in mathematics.

Publication List


Collectanea Mathematica, Muenster Journal of Mathematics



Participant of the International Physics Olympiad, Jena, GDR


Bundeswettbewerb Mathematik, Germany, 1. Prize

1989 -- 1993

Scholarship of the German National Scholarship Foundation


Salem Prize


Faculty/Staff Partnership Award 2005


Humboldt Research Award 2010

Selected Invited Lectures


Invited Speaker, ICM Beijing


Invited Speaker, AMS Western Sectional Meeting


CBMS Conference series, Atlanta, May 2004, main lecturer

Selected PhD students

Vjekoslav Kovac (2011), Yen Do (2010), Victor Lie (2009), Zubin Gautam (2009), Stephanie Molnar (2005), Silvius Klein (2005), Ya-Ju Tsai (2005)

Supervised Theses

  • PhD theses: 7
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