Junior Professor for Number Theory
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Address:FB12 - Institut für Mathematik Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Robert-Mayer-Str. 6-8 60325 Frankfurt am Main
Office: 209 Phone: +49 69 798 - 28216
Welcome! I am a Junior Professor for Number Theory in the Algebra and Geometry Group at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and a Principal Investigator at the newly established SFB 326 - GAUS. My position in Frankfurt is supported by the LOEWE-Schwerpunkt Uniformized Structures in Arithmetic and Geometry and my research program is also funded by DFG-Sachbeihilfe Grant Project No. 456557832 "From Riemann surfaces to tropical curves (and back again)".
My research interests are in algebraic geometry, with a particular focus on tropical geometry and moduli spaces, and, in general, on combinatorial algebraic geometry.
Matthias Nickel (jointly mentored with A. Küronya, now at the University of Pisa)
From October 2018 until March 2019 I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Warwick, hosted by Diane Maclagan. Before coming to Frankfurt, I was a Postdoc Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, mentored by Mattias Jonsson, a postdoctoral fellow at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences within the thematic program on Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry, as well as a Hausdorff postdoc at the University of Bonn in the group of Daniel Huybrechts. During Summer 2017 I visited the Research Group in Nonlinear Algebra, led by Bernd Sturmfels, at the Max Planck Institute of Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig.
I completed my doctorate at the Department of Mathematics at Brown University with a thesis on the Tropical geometry of logarithmic schemes. My doctoral advisor was Dan Abramovich. I did my undergraduate degree in Mathematics with a minor in Physics at the University of Regensburg, where I wrote an undergraduate thesis under the guidance of Klaus Künnemann. During this time I also spent a year as a visiting graduate student at Brandeis University.
For a more detailed version of my CV click here.
Kenny Ascher, Dori Bejleri, Qile Chen, Angela Gibney, Brendan Hassett, Steffen Marcus, Jonathan Wise, and I are organizing a conference at Brown University on June 12-16, 2023. This is also in honor of Dan Abramovich's 60th birthday.
We are organizing a workhop on Newton-Okounkov bodies and tropical geometry on Nov. 14 - Nov. 18. See here for more information
SFB 326 - GAUS
The SFB 326: Geometry and Arithmetic of Uniformized Structures (GAUS) has started in July 2021. Our group is involved in two projects.
Ruth Moufang Lectures
A regular afternoon seminar series on tropical geometry and neighboring fields (currently held via Zoom).
A workshop at Goethe University Frankfurt, originally scheduled for Sept. 14-17, 2020. My co-organizers are Lorenzo Fantini and Annette Werner. This is now a series of virtual and hybrid afternoon workshops starting on Oct. 1, 2021 similar to the TGiZ.
Check our YouTube Channel for videos of the talks.