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About me

I am currently a postdoc in mathematics at the University of Göttingen, working mainly with Jörg Brüdern. I completed my PhD in 2014 at the University of Bristol under the supervision of Trevor Wooley about Local-Global Principles for Linear Spaces on Hypersurfaces.


My research interests lie in the area of analytic number theory, especially applications of the circle method. This is a Fourier-analytic method for estimating the number of solutions of diophantine equations which has been first developed by Hardy and Littlewood in the 1920s. But even though the basic method is quite classical, its versatility makes it a strong tool that continues to yield new and exciting results. Furthermore, since the problem of solving polynomial equations occupies a very central position in not only number theory, but also many of its neighbouring fields such as geometry, combinatorics or ergodic theory, results obtained by the circle method or modifications thereof find applications in a wide range of problems.


Over the last couple of years I have been involved in undergraduate teaching, covering a range of courses.

Junior Number Theory

I organise the Göttingen Junior Number Theory Seminar. Meetings are Wednesdays 2.30pm in the Sitzungszimmer. People who are interested just come round or email me.


My contact details are:
Address:Mathematisches Institut
Bunsenstraße 3-5
37073 Göttingen
Phone:+49 551 39-7788