Short Bio

Since November 2022 I am an FSMP postdoc researcher at Sorbonne Université, working with Julien Marché. I study character varieties of representations of surface groups and symplectic geometry. I’m particularly interested in representations that are not part of any (higher) Teichmüller space and related conjectures such as Goldman’s conjecture, Bowditch’s question, etc.

I previously completed my PhD at the University of Heidelberg in July 2022. The research was conducted under the direction of Peter Albers and Anna Wienhard. My PhD thesis is about totally elliptic representations of the fundamental group of a punctured sphere into PSL(2,R).

I conducted my bachelor studies at EPFL in Lausanne in 2016 and completed my master at ETH in Zürich in 2018. My master thesis, written under the supervision of Will Merry, was about dynamics on intervals and surfaces. I studied forcing relations for the existence of periodic orbits in surface homeomorphisms.

During the time of my PhD, I was a member of the research programs SFB/TRR 191 - Symplectic Structures in Geometry, Algebra and Dynamics and an associate member of GRK 2229 Asymptotic Invariants and Limits of Groups and Spaces. I was also a member of the Young Researchers Cluster affiliated with the Cluster of Excellence STRUCTURES.

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