c dot wendl at ucl dot ac dot uk
My research is in symplectic and contact topology, particularly the theory of pseudoholomorphic curves, applications to contact manifolds, and Symplectic Field Theory.
I am an editorial advisor for the Proceedings / Journal / Bulletin of the LMS, in the area of symplectic and contact topology.
Interesting seminars in the area:
Upcoming conferences of interest (listed here partly just to remind myself where I'm planning to travel and when):
And some conferences in the recent past.
My collaborators, present and past:
In the Summer semester 2010 I organized the Leipzig/Berlin Symplectic Homology Learning Seminar.
Some information about funding opportunities, events, and job postings in my field can be found on the website of Contact And Symplectic Topology (CAST), a Research Networking Programme (RNP) of the European Science Foundation (ESF).
This is me, wielding my trusty water bottle to protect Imperial China from Mongol invasion.
This is not me (in case that was unclear). This is János, with his foot resting on Evans, Partial Differential Equations, AMS 1991.
(Full disclosure: János used to be my cat, but has actually been someone else's cat since I moved to Europe in 2007. Nonetheless, I am sure he remains as fond of PDE books as he always was.)
For the Autumn 2012 term I am teaching MATH1101 (Analysis 1). Here is a link to the moodle for the course. (If you are not enrolled in the course you will need an "enrolment key" to access the moodle.)
In October 2012 I gave a minicourse for Master's students on "Pseudo-holomorphic curves in Symplectic and Contact Topology" at IRMA Strasbourg. An unexpectedly large set of lecture notes on rational/ruled symplectic 4-manifolds and related things was produced as a result. It is likely that they will eventually be merged with my other lecture notes on holomorphic curves (still in progress).
Here is some information on courses I've taught in the past.
(Some unusual grafitti I found on a bathroom wall at the Diesel Cafe in Somerville, Massachusetts. March 13, 2007.)
Question: Aren't you German?
Answer: No. Don't let my name or my history of working at German speaking universities or the blond hair and blue eyes or the fact that you've overheard me speaking German with my colleagues fool you. I am, in fact, not German.
Question: Where did you learn to speak English so well?
Answer: It's my native language.
Question: Where did you learn to speak German so well?
Answer: I don't speak German that well, it only sounds like it if you don't listen carefully.
Towers of Light (as seen from the Staten Island Ferry, 9/11/04; photo by MPW)
9/11 happened approximately midway through my graduate career in New York; about two months before my oral qualifying exams. I've been meaning for years to write a rambling but potent essay on this topic, and post it on the web. I even started one on the evening of 9/11/03, but it proved rather more rambling than potent and I abandoned the effort. It will probably never actually happen.
This page is permanently under construction. The sort of occasional construction that one might associate with a lackluster economy. Have a nice day.