Helmut Hofer - Curriculum vitae#


CV(info)

Citizenship: German and US

Education:
  • Fichte-Gymnasium Krefeld (FRG), 1966-74
  • Diplom in Mathematics, Univ. of Zürich, 1979
  • Ph.D., University of Zürich, 1981

Positions:
  • Asst. in Mathematics, Univ. of Zürich, 1979-81
  • Oberassistent, Univ. of Zürich, 1981-82
  • Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, Univ. of Bath, 1983-85
  • Asst. Professor, Rutgers University, 1985-87
  • Associate Professor, Rutgers University, 1987-88
  • Professor, Rutgers University, 1988-89
  • C4-Professor, Bochum, 1989-1993 (Dekan 1992-1993)
  • Professor, ETH Zürich, 1993-1997
  • Professor, Courant Institute, 1997-2006
  • Silver Professor, Courant Institute, 2006{2009
  • Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, July 1st, 2009

Visiting Positions:
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Paris Dauphine, Jan.-May 1985
  • Visiting Professor, Paris-Dauphine, June 1987
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Fall 1987
  • Visiting Member, New York University, Spring 1988
  • Visiting Professor, Paris Dauphine, June 1988
  • Visiting Member, MSRI, Berkeley, September 1988
  • Visiting Member, New York University, Oct.-Nov. 1988
  • Visiting Professor, Paris-Dauphine, June 1989
  • Visiting Professor, Paris-Dauphine, July 1990
  • Visiting Member, New York University, March 1990
  • Visiting Professor, Institute Henri Poincare, March-April 1994
  • Visiting Member, Isaac Newton Institute, July and September 1994
  • Visiting Professor, Princeton University, Fall 2000
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2001/2002
and Clay Mathematical Institute Scholar, Fall Semester 2001/2002
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Penn State, January 2005
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Fall 2005
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Penn State, January 2006
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Penn State, January 2007
  • Visiting Professor, Stanford, January-June 2008
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Penn State, January 2009 and March 2009
  • Chern Visiting Professor, Berkeley, April 2010

Grants
  • NSF Grant, 1986-1989
  • Rutgers University Trustees Research Fellowship Grant, spring 1986 and 1987-88
  • DAAD Procope 1991- 1992
  • Two projects in the Sonderforschungsbereich 237, 1991-1993
  • TH-project (jointly with E. Zehnder), 1994-1996
  • TH-project (jointly with E. Zehnder), 1996-1998
  • NSF Grant, 1998-2001
  • NSF-VIGRE Grant, 1999-2005
  • NSF Grant, 2001-2011

Special Awards, Prizes etc.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 1987-1989
  • The 1999 Ostrowski Prize
  • Member National Academy of Sciences, since 2008
  • Member Academia Europaea (Foreign Associate), since 2008

Special Invited Lectures:
  • Invited Speaker International Congress, Kyoto (ICM) 1990
  • Plenary Speaker German Mathematical Society, Berlin, September 1992
  • Plenary Speaker Joint Meeting AMS/DMV, Heidelberg, October 1993
  • Plenary Speaker Annual Meeting of the London Mathematical Society, October 1993
  • Invited Speaker Geometries in Interaction, Tel Aviv, December 1993
  • The 1995 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lectures in Pure Mathematics, Tel Aviv University, October 1995
  • Invited Speaker, TAG Aarhus, Aarhus 1998
  • Plenary Speaker International Congress, Berlin (ICM) 1998
  • AMS Colloquim Lecturer, San Antonio, AMS Annual Meeting 1999
  • Invited Speaker, Visions in Mathematics , Towards 2000, Tel Aviv 1999
  • Invited Speaker, Mathematical Challenges of the 21st Century, Los Angeles 2000
  • Stieltje Colloquim Lecturer, Leiden, September 2000
  • Plenary Speaker, Fifth International Joint Meeting AMS and SMM, Morelia 2001
  • Plenary Speaker, Georgia Topology Conference, Athens 2001
  • Plenary Speaker, 23rd Brazilian Mathematical Colloquium, Rio 2001
  • 2003 Hopf-Lectures, Zurich
  • Lezioni Leonardesche, Milano 2004
  • D'Atri Lectures, Rutgers 2004
  • CDM-Lectures, Harvard 2004
  • Lecture Series, SFT Workshop, Leipzig 2005
  • Distinguished Lecture Series, Madison 2006
  • Pacific Institute of Mathematics, 10th Anniversary Lecture, Vancouver 2006
  • 2008 Clay Research Conference, May 2008

Organisation of Conferences:
  • Conference on Dynamical Systems (jointly with J. Moser and E. Zehnder), Oberwolfach, July 1993
  • Conference on Dynamical Systems (jointly with J. Moser and E. Zehnder), Oberwolfach, July 1995
  • Conference on Symplectic Topology and Three- and Four-Dimensional Topology (jointly with S. Donaldson, M. Gromov and E. Zehnder), Ascona, July 1996
  • Conference on Geometry and Variational Problems (jointly with J. Jost), Schloss Ringberg, June 1998
  • Conference on Dynamical Systems (jointly with J.C. Yoccoz and E. Zehnder), Oberwolfach, July 1999
  • Conference on Dynamical Systems (jointly with J.C. Yoccoz and E. Zehnder), Oberwolfach, July 2001
  • Georgia Topology Conference (Scientific Board), Athens, June 2001
  • Moser Memorial Conference (jointly with M. Burger), Zürich, June 2001
  • Conference on Dynamical Systems (jointly with J.C. Yoccoz and E. Zehnder), Oberwolfach, July 2003
  • Workshop on Symplectic Geometry and Mathematical Physics, MSRI (jointly with D. Auroux, D. Freed, G. Tian), March 2004
  • Geometry Festival, Courant (jointly with S. Cappell and T. Colding), May 2004
  • Workshop on Symplectic Field Theory (jointly with K. Cieliebak, D. MCDuff, K. Mohnke, and M. Schwarz), Leipzig, June 2005.
  • Conference on Dynamical Systems (jointly with J.C. Yoccoz and E. Zehnder), Oberwolfach, July 2005
  • Workshop on Symplectic Geometry (jointly with Y. Eliashberg, J. Milnor and D. Salamon), Banff, December 2005
  • Conference on Dynamical Systems (jointly with K. Eliasson and J.C. Yoccoz ), Oberwolfach, July 2007
  • MSRI Hot-Topic workshop (jointly with M. Hutchings, P. Kronheimer, T. Mrowka and C. Taubes), June 2008
  • Conference on Dynamical Systems (jointly with K. Eliasson and J.C. Yoccoz ), Oberwolfach, July 2009
  • Symplectic and contact topology and dynamics: puzzles and horizons (jointly with P. Biran, J. Etnyre, D. McDuff, and L. Polterovich), March 2010

Other Activities:
  • Head of the committee for organizing the "Nachdiplomvorlesungen" (ETHZ 1995-1997)
  • Member of the committee for organizing the "Wolfgang Pauli Lectures" (ETHZ 1996-1997)
  • Member of the "Unterrichtskommission" (ETHZ 1995-1997)
  • Evaluation Committee of the Center for Mathematics at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paliseau France, 1995.
  • Evaluation Committee of the Mathematics Departments of the three Universities at Berlin, 1996.
  • Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board, Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, MIS Leipzig (since 1999).
  • Member of the Fields Medal Committee for the ICM 2002, Beijing
  • Member of the steering committee of BIRS (Banff International Research Station) (2003-2005)
  • Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the MSRI Berkeley (2005-2009; co-chair of the SAC, from March, 2006)
  • The Faculty Advisory Committee on Academic Priorities at NYU, 2006-2008

Former Ph.D. students:
  • M. Schwarz, ETH Zürich 1995, Cohomology Operations from S1-Cobodisms in Floer Homology
  • K. Cieliebak, ETH Zürich 1996, Symplectic boundaries: Closed characteristics and action spectra
  • C. Abbas, ETH Zürich 1997, Asymptotic behaviour of pseudoholomorphic half-planes in symplectisations
  • T. Linnemann, ETH Zürich 1997, Generalized fixed points on strictly convex hyper surfaces
  • M. Kriener, ETH Zürich 1997, An intersection formula for finite energy half-cylinders
  • B. Gratza, ETH Zürich 1998, Piecewise linear approximations in symplectic geometry
  • A. Göing, ETH Zürich 1998, Parameter estimation in financial models and numerical analysis in hamiltonian dynamics
  • M. Andenmatten, Courant Institute 1998, The Weinstein conjecture and holomorphic curves in higher dimensions
  • D. Dragnev, Courant Institute 2003, Fredholm theory and transversality for noncompact pseudoholomorphic curves in symplectizations
  • E. Neduv, Columbia University 2003, Symplectic capacities and periodic solutions in Hamiltonian systems
  • E. Mora, Courant Institute 2003, Pseudoholomorphic cylinders in symplectisations
  • Chris Wendl, Courant Institute 2004, Finite energy foliations and surgery on transverse links
  • Richard Siefring, Courant Institute 2005, Intersection Theory of Finite Energy Surfaces
  • Sam Lisi, Courant Institute 2005, Applications of Symplectic Geometry to Hamiltonian Mechanics
  • Joel Fish, Courant Institute 2007, Compactness Results for Pseudoholomorphic Curves
  • Sunil Pinnamaneni, Courant Institute December 2007, A Compendium of Pseudoholomorphic Curves in R x Γ\G
  • Umberto Hryniewicz , Courant Institute April 2008, Finite Energy Foliations for Convex Sets in R4
  • Barney Bramham, Courant Institute April 2008, Pseudoholomorphic Foliations for Area Preserving Disc Maps
  • Al Momin, Courant Institute September 2008, Intersection Theory in 3-dimensional Linearized Contact Homology

Current Ph.D. students:
  • Dingyu Yang

Editorial Activities:
  • Editorial board of "Communications in Pure and Applied Mathematics" since 1997
  • Editorial Board of "Inventiones Mathematicae" since 2007, Managing Editor since 2008
  • Editorial Board of "Duke Mathematical Journal" till 2007
  • Editorial Board of "Journal of the European Mathematical Society" till 2007
  • Editorial Board of "Journal of Differential Equations" till 2007
  • Editorial Board of "Journal of Symplectic Geometry" till 2007
  • Editorial Board of EMS Monographs in Mathematics
  • Associate Editor of "Monographs in Mathematics", Birkhäuser
  • Editorial Board of "International Mathematical Research Notes" (till 2006)
  • Editorial Board of "Geometric and Functional Analysis" (till 2001)
  • Editorial Board of "Pacific Journal of Mathematics" (till 2001)
  • Editorial Board of "Nonlinear Differential Equations and Applications" (till 2001)
  • Managing Editor Lectures in Mathematics, ETH Zurich, Birkhauser (till August 1997)
  • Editorial Board of "Nonlinearity" (till January 1997)

Memberships
  • American Mathematical Society


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