07 November 2019

Alexander Friedrich, postdoc

Newly employed

Alexander started 1 October 2019 as a postdoc at the Department for Mathematical Sciences. He is associated with the section Geometric Analysis and Mathematical Physics, working with Niels Martin Møller.

Alexander FriedrichAlexander finished his masters in mathematical physics at the University of Hamburg in 2015 and did his PhD in mathematics in 2019 (still need to defend) at the University of Potsdam under the supervision of Professor Jan Metzger. The title of his dissertation is "Minimizers of Generalized Willmore Energies and Applications to General Relativity".

He is interested in PDEs arising from geometric problems, variational calculus and mathematical physics. Currently, he works on the Hawking energy from general relativity and bending energies for membranes from the point of view of generalized Willmore functionals.

- Related to that I plan to investigate elastic curves and networks. Together with Felix Lubbe and Francesco Chini, I am part of a project on the mean curvature flow lead by Niels Martin Møller, says Alexander.

Alexander’s office is in 4.0.11.