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Prof. Dr. Werner Ballmann

E-mail: hwbllmnn(at)mpim-bonn.mpg.de
Phone: +49 228 402240
Fax: +49 228 402277
Homepage: https://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/103
Location: Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
Institute: Mathematical Institute
Bonn International Graduate School - BIGS
Research Area: Research Area B3

Academic Career

1979

Dr. rer. nat., University of Bonn

1979 - 1985

Assistant Professor, University of Bonn

1984 - 1986

Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

1986 - 1987

Professor (C3), University of Bonn

1987 - 1989

Ordinarius, University of Zürich, Switzerland

1989 - 2016

Professor (C4), University of Bonn

2007 - 2019

Scientific Member and Director, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn

Research Profile

The present foci of my work are spectral theory and harmonic functions
on Riemannian manifolds in the spirit of my recent publications. This
is joint work with three young mathematicians, Sugata Mondal, Henrik
Matthiesen, and Panagiotis Polymerakis.

MathSciNet Publication List (external link)

Editorships

• International Journal of Mathematics (1989 - 1995)
• Geometriae Dedicata (1989 - 1999)
• Inventiones mathematicae (1996 - 2007)
• Mathematische Zeitschrift (1997 - 2003)
• Mathematical Proceedings, Cambridge Philosophical Society (2006-2014)
• Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik (Advisory Board, since 1990)

Awards

1986

Invited speaker at the ICM in Berkeley

2007

Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

2017

Gauß-Vorlesung der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung

Habilitations

Christian Bär (1993), now Professor, University of Potsdam

Bernhard Leeb (1997), now Professor, LMU Munich

Vicente Cortés (1999), now Professor, University of Hamburg

Dorothee Schueth (2000), now Professor, HU Berlin

Chand Devchand (2003), now Privatdozent, University of Potsdam

Alina Vdovina (2005), now Lecturer, Newcastle University, England, UK

Gregor Weingart (2005), now Researcher, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Alexander Lytchak (2007), now Professor, University of Cologne

Thomas Vogel (2014), now Professor, LMU München

Selected PhD students

Paul Schmutz (1989): “Zur Anzahl kleiner Eigenwerte auf Riemannschen Flächen”

Christian Bär (1990): “Das Spektrum von Dirac-Operatoren”,
now Professor, University of Potsdam

Dorothee Schüth (1993): “Stetige isospektrale Deformationen”,
now Professor, HU Berlin

Vicente Cortés (1994): “Alekseevskiis quaternionische Kählermannigfaltigkeiten”,
now Professor, University of Hamburg

Gregor Weingart (1998): “Moduli Spaces of Minimal Isometric Immersions”,
now Researcher, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Alexander Lytchak (2001): “Allgemeine Theorie der Submetrien und verwandte mathematische Probleme”,
now Professor, University of Cologne

Anna Wienhard (2004): “Bounded Cohomology and Geometry”,
now Professor, University of Heidelberg

Henrik Matthiesen (2018): “On some variational problems in geometry”,
now Postdoc, University of Chicago

Saskia Roos (2018): “The Dirac operator under collapse with bounded
curvature and diameter”, now Postdoc, University of Potsdam

Bogdan Georgiev (2018): "On the geometry of nodal sets and nodal domains", now Postdoc, Fraunhofer Institute IAIS Sankt Augustin

Supervised Theses

  • Bachelor theses: 6
  • Master theses: 10
  • Diplom theses: 45
  • PhD theses: 17
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