Petra Schwer

Prof. Dr. Petra Schwer

Institut für Algebra und Geometrie (IAG)
Geometry Group
Universitätsplatz 2, 39106 Magdeburg,
Sprechzeiten: upon request
Info

Petra Schwer is professor for geometry here in Magdeburg.
Since 2016 she is a PI in the Research training group RTG 2229 Asymptotic invariants and limits of groups and spaces and since 2017 a member of the priority programme SPP 2026 Geometry at infinity.

Publications

Preprints

Accepted for publication:

Reviewed articles

Conference papers

further writing and theses
  • Petra Schwer: Lecture notes on CAT(0) cube complexes. Muenster (2013).
  • Petra Schwer: Buildings from a metric perspective. Mini-course, Davis (2011).
  • Petra Hitzelberger: Generalized affine buildings: Automorphisms, affine Suzuki-Ree Buildings and Convexity. Doctoral thesis (2009).

(I am happy to send you a copy of one of these, just drop me an email.)

Talks

You have possibly seen me (or will have the chance to see me) give a talk on one of the following occasions (> 2018):

2019

Nov. - Workshop "Buildings and applications", MPI Leipzig (D)
Okt. - EWM Meeting, Leipzig (D)
Aug - Algebra Seminar, Sydney (AU)
July - Felix-Klein Kolloquium, Leipzig (D)
May  - Mathematical Kolloquium, Göttingen (D)
Feb. - Conference "Geometric Analysis meets Geometric Topology", Heidelberg (D)
Feb. -  ABCD Workshop, Aachen (D)
Jan. -  Algebra Seminar, Köln (D)
Jan. -  Bär Kolloquium, Magdeburg (D)
Jan. -  Seminar Sophus Lie, Gießen (D)

 

2018

Nov. - Workshop "Groups in Madrid", Madrid (ESP)
Nov. - Workshop on Algebraic Combinatorics, Berlin (D)
Okt. - Buildings 2018, Münster (D)
Sept. - Fall school in Besse (F)
May - Oberseminar Analysis JLU-Gießen (D)
April - Séminaire Algèbre ICJ, Lyon (F)
March - Conference \emph{Geometry and Representation Theory of Algebraic Groups}, Bad Honnef (D)
Jan. - Algebra Seminar, TU Kaiserslautern (D)

 

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Links

You can find out more about me here:

Mathematicians on the job

A series of job-talks I started at KIT: Mathematiker im Beruf (in German)

Media

 

Some old material:

Lecture on CAT(0) groups and geometry

In the summer of 2017 I was teaching the RTG lecture of our research training group in which I explained some of the nice properties CAT(0) groups and spaces.
The other half of the lecture was shared by Karin Melnick and Beatrice Pozetti.

Here are the scans of my lecture:

First session on Basics and examples.
Second session on The Bruhat-Tits fixedpoint theorem .
Third session on Gromov's link condition and other ways to test for CAT(0).
Fourth session on CAT(0) groups and Isometries of CAT(0) spaces.
Fifth session on The visual boundary and its relatives.

 

Teaching in Heidelberg Winter 2017/18

During the winter term 2017/18 I am a Visiting Professor at the University of Heidelberg replacing Prof. Anna Wienhard. I gave a student seminar on buildings as well as an introduction to Geometric Group Theory.

 

 

 

Vita

 

Petra Schwer studied mathematics at the Universities in Ulm and Bonn and received her PhD in Münster under the supervision of Linus Kramer and Richard Weiss. After postdoc positions in the USA and France she worked as a commodity risk controller at RWE Power AG in Essen for 10 months. 

She returned to research with DFG "Eigene Stelle" funding before she became a Junior Professor at KIT. During the winter term 2017/18 she was a visiting professor in Heidelberg, in the spring 2018 she worked in Saint Étienne (France) for a month as a prof-invitée.

Schwer became a professor for geometry at the Otto-von-Guericke University on December 1st 2018.

 

Lehrveranstaltungen

Weitere Infos zu den Lehrveranstaltungen finden Sie auf den entsprechenden Seiten im IAG.

Last Modification: 20.06.2019 - Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Petra Schwer