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Personal Profile of Dr. Helmut H. Hofer

Dr. Helmut H. Hofer
School of Mathematics

Home Page: http://www.math.ias.edu/people/faculty/hofer
MSRI Program:
Enumerative Geometry Beyond Numbers
Visit Dates:
April 02, 2018 - April 30, 2018
Biography

Dr. Hofer received his Ph.D. from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in 1981. After a position as lecturer at the University of Bath, he held professorships at Rutgers University, the Ruhr-Universtaet Bochum, and the ETH Zurich. In 1997 he joined the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University.

Dr. Hofer works in the fields of symplectic geometry, dynamical systems and partial differential equations. He is best known for the discovery of a remarkable geometry of symplectic diffeomorphism groups, meanwhile called Hofer's Geometry.

In 1998 he was a plenary lecturer at the International Congress in Berlin, and an invited speaker at the International Congress in Kyoto in 1990. He has been the recipient of a Sloan Fellowship and shared the 1999 Ostrowski Prize with A. Beilinson, Chicago. Dr. Hofer currently is the chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. He is also one of the two managing editors of Inventiones mathematicae. Previously he also served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Banff International Research Station.

Dr. Hofer is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea.

For additional information see www.cims.nyu.edu/~hofer.

Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
No Memberships

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Ex-officio Trustee (SAC Co-Chair) Mar 04, 2006 Jun 30, 2009
Scientific Advisory Committee co-chair Jul 01, 2005 Jun 30, 2009
Steering Committee SAC Co-Chair Mar 04, 2006 Jun 30, 2009
  1. Workshop Introductory Workshop: Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology

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    Aug 18, 2009
    Tuesday
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
      Analytic foundations of SFT
    Helmut Hofer (Institute for Advanced Study)
    Aug 19, 2009
    Wednesday
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
      Analytic foundations of SFT ctd
    Helmut Hofer (Institute for Advanced Study)
  2. Workshop Hot Topics: Contact structures, dynamics and the Seiberg-Witten equations in dimension 3

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    Jun 09, 2008
    Monday
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      The History of Weinstein Conjecture.
    Helmut Hofer (Institute for Advanced Study)
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      What do we know about the Weinstein Conjecture in higher dimensions?
    Helmut Hofer (Institute for Advanced Study)