About Me

Short CV

  • born 1963 in Darmstadt, Germany
  • married, one child

Education and work

  • 1983 – 1988 studies at TU Darmstadt
  • 1991 – 1992 PhDs at TU Darmstadt and KTH Stockholm
  • 1991 – 1992 Mittag Leffler Institute Stockholm
  • 1992 – 1993 Positions in industry
  • 1994 – 1997 TU Berlin, habilitation
  • 1997 – 2001 Assistant Professor ETH Zurich
  • since 2001 Full professor TUM

Awards (selection)

  • Multimedia Innovationspreis (with Cinderella, Multi Media Transfer 1997)
  • European Academic software award (with Cinderella, EASA 2000)
  • Deutscher Bildungssoftwarepreis (with Cinderella, digital 2001)
  • Media Prix (with MatheVital 2008)
  • Max von Bauernfeind Medaille (with ix-quadrat, TUM 2010)
  • Ars Legendi (for teaching, Stifterverband und HRK 2011)
  • Tabby Awards, user's choice (with iOrnament 2015)

Other things:

  • Advisory board for the Math exhibition in the Deutsches Museum
  • Advisory board MoMath, New York
  • Close collaboration with imaginary.org
  • National Jury Jugend Forscht since 2010
  • PI at the SFB Transregio 109 Discretization in Geometry and Dynamics
  • Dear of our faculty 2015-2018

Research interests

  • dynamic geometry
  • combinatorial geometry (polytopes, oriented Matroids)
  • invariant theory, (projective geometry, algebraic geometry, tensor diagrams)
  • geometric complexity theory
  • discrete differential geometry (networks of incidence theorems)
  • automatic theorem proving
  • use of modern hardware (GPU, Input Sensors etc)
  • software ergonomics and user interfaces
  • mathematics in education
  • science communication