Research Output per year
Research Output per year
De Boelelaan 1111, New University Building (NU)
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Research output per year
Topological graph theory investigates embeddings of graphs in 3-manifolds. The properties of a graph embedding are partly dependend 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.
Fabio Buccoliero joined me for his PhD to think about spatial graphs.
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 discribe 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.
Where I will be
Not anywhere physically now, online...
Autumn 2020:
Teaching calculus at the AUC
Mentoring 2nd year student projects of the mechanical engineering BSc that is joined between the VU Amsterdam and UTwente. The topic is diagnostics and maintainance of the grinders in coffee machines.
Spring 2021:
I will teach Calculus for mechanical engineering BSc
Last year, I taught
Previously,
I have taught or assisted the following courses
VPR committee (outreach, communication, etc)
Reviewing:
Discrete & Computational Geometry, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Zentralblatt Math, Inverse Problems, Frontiers in Chemistry (section Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics), Mathematics, Symmetry, Minerals, Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, Applied Sciences, Materials research express, Nature Communications, New Journal of Chemistry, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Acta Crystallographica Section A
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 was an 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 ensamble 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 in 2011.
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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
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article › Academic › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article › Academic › peer-review