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De Boelelaan 1111, New University Building (NU)
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Topological graph theory investigates embeddings of graphs in 3-manifolds. The properties of a graph embedding are partly dependent on the graph, and partly by the particular embedding. The flavours of research questions are somewhere between graph theory and knot theory. After all, a knot is just an embedding of a cycle graph.
I am equally interested in understanding shapes and their impact in the physical world around us. I am working interdisciplinary to model shapes in physics, biology, and in particular chemistry and material sciences. Emeddings of graphs are commonly used to describe molecules. But shapes are also found at many other places, such as in the form of pores in porous materials, or the shapes of potential energy surfaces and charge densitites.
Group members:
Fabio Buccoliero PhD student working on cellular embeddings of spatial graphs.
Hannes Gustafsson PhD student co-supervised with Amber Mace (Uppsala Universitet) developing a cost-efficient multi-scale model for diffusion in crystalline materials.
Riya Dogra PhD student working on the topology of molecular braids.
Possible master thesis topics, contact me if you are interested:
Currently teaching:
Differential Topology for mathematicians
Supervision BSc math project on Cayley graphs.
In Amsterdam, I taught so far
Previously,
I have taught or assisted the following courses
Previously at the VU Amsterdam:
VPR committee (outreach, communication, open days, webmaster, etc)
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I am born and raised in Berlin, Germany. Before coming to Amsterdam, I lived in Switzerland, Austria, England, Japan (for a summer research stay), South Africa, and Germany. My scientific CV:
In a parallel life I graduated in
and worked as instrumental teacher and general music educator at the Musikschule Fanny Hensel Berlin (2007-2009) and at the Keiskamma Music Academy in Hamburg, South Africa (for 6 months in 2010). I taught recorder in groups and individually, gave ensemble lessons, taught music theory, history, and improvisation. My students won the Grahamtown Eisteddfod and we toured South Africa in concert. I won the first price of the South African "Rising star" music competition. After returning to Europe, I co-founded a recorder ensemble. We were awarded a Yehudi Menuhin fellowship 2011-2015 and performed in concerts.
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Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article › Academic › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article › Academic › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article › Academic › peer-review