Tim Laux | CV

Positions

1/2020
- present
  Bonn Junior Fellow, University of Bonn
W2 Professor at Hausdorff Center for Mathematics and Institute for Applied Mathematics
8/2017
 - 12/2019
  Morrey Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Visiting faculty hosted by Prof. L. Craig Evans
4/2017
 - 7/2017
  Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig
Postdoc in the research group of Prof. Felix Otto

Education

10/2013
 - 4/2017
  Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
PhD in Mathematics
  • Advisor: Prof. Felix Otto
  • Title of thesis: Convergence of phase-field models and thresholding schemes via the gradient-flow structure of multi-phase mean-curvature flow
  • Grade: summa cum laude; awarded Otto Hahn Medal
10/2011
 - 9/2013
  RWTH Aachen University
Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Advisor: Prof. Christof Melcher
  • Title of thesis: Dynamics of magnetic phase transitions
  • Grade: 1.0 (excellent); awarded Springorum Denkmünze
10/2008
 - 9/2011
  RWTH Aachen University
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Advisor: Prof. Josef Bemelmans
  • Title of thesis: Maximum principles in differential inequalities and monotonicity of solutions
  • Grade: 1.1 (excellent); awarded Schöneborn Preis

Honors and Awards

2019   US Junior Oberwolfach Fellowship
NSF Grant, Workshop on Surface, Bulk, and Geometric PDEs: Interfacial, Stochastic, Non-Local and Discrete Structures
2018   Otto Hahn Medal
Awarded for “a highly original convergence proof of a numerical scheme for grain growth”; this is an annual award of the Max Planck Society for the best PhD theses of the past year in Germany among all scientific disciplines.
2016   Oberwolfach Leibniz Graduate Student (OWLG)
Workshop on Calculus of Variations
2013
-2017
  IMPRS Graduate School and Stipend
Member of the International Max Planck Research School; scholarship provided by the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
2014   Springorum Denkmünze
Award for an excellent master's degree
2012
-2013
  Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation; awarded to approximately 1/4% of the German university student population
2012   Schöneborn Preis
Award for excellent bachelor's degree
2010
-2012
  Bildungsfonds
Scholarship provided jointly by the German government and the Aachen-Münchener Insurance
2009
-2013
  Dean's List
Among the best 5% of the students at RWTH Aachen University

Invited Seminar Talks

6/2022   SISSA Trieste, Italy
Geometric Structures Seminar
6/2022   Online Seminar "Geometric Analysis", div.
co-hosted by U Freiburg, U Halle, U Pittsburgh, and U Salzburg (video)
5/2022   Centro de Investigación en Matemática Pura y Aplicada (CIMPA), Universidad de Costa Rica
Seminario de Investigación
3/2022   University of Freiburg, Germany
Kolloquium Reine Mathematik
2/2022   University of Regensburg, Germany
1/2022   Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
Oberseminar Analysis and Probability
11/2021   FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
11/2021   University of Münster, Germany
11/2021   SISSA Trieste, Italy
Analysis Seminar
11/2021   Technical University Dortmund, Germany
Oberseminar Angewandte Mathematik
10/2021   Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Geometry Seminar
3/2021     University of Pisa, Italy
Seminario di Calcolo delle Variazioni
1/2021     Ulm University, Germany
Mathematisches Kolloquium
1/2021     Virtual Analysis and PDE Seminar, div.
co-hosted by Brown U, Columbia U, Georgia Tech U, U Wisconsin at Madison, Purdue U, UCLA, UCSD, and UT Austin (video)
5/2020     University of Regensburg, Germany
IntComSin Colloquium
3/2020     Institut de Mathámatiques de Toulouse, France
Séminaire de Calcul des Variations
12/2019     Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
Analysis Seminar (video)
4/2019     University of California, Davis, CA
PDE and Applied Mathematics Seminar
2/2019     University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Probability Seminar
1/2019     Institute of Science and Technology (IST), Austria
Mathematics and CS Seminar
12/2018     Centro de Investigación en Matemática Pura y Aplicada (CIMPA), Universidad de Costa Rica
Seminario de Investigación
11/2018     Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany
SFB Seminar
8/2018     RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Oberseminar Analysis
4/2018     University of California, Los Angeles, CA
The Level Set Collective Seminar at IPAM
1/2018     University of Münster, Germany
Oberseminar at the Institute for Analysis and Numerics
11/2017     Brown University, Providence, RI
Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar
11/2016     Courant Institute, New York, NY
Analysis Seminar
11/2016     Purdue University, West-Lafayette, IN
PDE Seminar
11/2016     University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Applied Interdisciplinary Mathematics Seminar
12/2015     RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Oberseminar Analysis
10/2015     University of Regensburg, Germany
Oberseminar Analysis
10/2015     University of Pisa, Italy
Seminario di Calcolo delle Variazioni
7/2013   Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
Analysis Seminar

Selected Seminar Talks at Home Institutions

5/2019     Berkeley-Bonn-Paris-Zürich Video Seminar
University of California, Berkeley, CA
4/2019     Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar
University of California, Berkeley, CA
2/2019     Mathematics Undergraduate Student Association: Math Monday
University of California, Berkeley, CA
10/2017     Differential Geometry Seminar
University of California, Berkeley, CA
9/2017     Analysis and PDE Seminar
University of California, Berkeley, CA
6/2016     Analysis AG Seminar
Max Planck Insitute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

Invited Talks at Conferences

2/2022   Workshop on Free Boundary Problems and Related Evolution Equations
Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
11/2021   Workshop on New Trends in Geometric PDEs
University of Münster
10/2020     Annual Meeting of the GAMM Activity Group "Analysis of PDEs" (online)
Institute of Science and Technology, Klosterneuburg, Austria.
6/2019     International Conference on Interface Problems in Fluids and Solids
Center for Applied Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Studies (CAMIS), Guangzhou, China
6/2019     RIMS Workshop: Geometric Aspects of Solutions to Partial Differential Equations
Research Institute for Mathematical Science (RIMS), Kyoto University, Japan
6/2019     Luckhaustagung: Material Theories, Statistical Mechanics, and Geometric Analysis
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
9/2018     Meeting in Applied Mathematics and Calculus of Variations
La Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
6/2017     Workshop on Curves and Networks in Geometric Analysis
Centro De Giorgi, Pisa, Italy
7/2016     Analysis and Numerics in Curvature Energies Meeting
University of Freiburg, Germany

Contributed and Minisymposium Talks at Conferences

9/2021   DMV-ÖMG Jahrestagung
Minisymposium on PDE models for interfaces and complex structures, University of Passau (online)
9/2021   International Conference on Free Boundary Problems
Minisymposium on Free boundary problems in life sciences, Humboldt University Berlin (online)
8/2021   HCM Symposium
Minisymposium on Shape, pattern and partial differential equations, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn
5/2021   SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science
Minisymposia on Geometric flows in problems from materials science; and Multiscale and stochastic effects in evolution of materials, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao (online)
1/2019     Oberwolfach Workshop on Surface, Bulk, and Geometric Partial Differential Equations: Interfacial, stochastic, non-local and discrete structures
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany
7/2018     SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science
Minisymposium on Coarsening in Microstructure, Portland, OR
7/2016     AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Partial Differential Equations and Applications
Special session on quantitative geometric and functional inequalities and new trends in nonlinear PDEs, Orlando, FL
5/2016     SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science
Minisymposium on recent developments in mathematical modeling of recrystallization, grain growth and related phenomena, Philadelphia, PA
7/2015     Hausdorff School on Nonlinear Evolutions: Kinetic Equations and Defect Dynamics
Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany

Other Academic Activities

2020     Organization of Workshops and Summer Schools
Workshop on Geometric and Applied Analysis, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, University of Bonn, July 12 - 16, 2021 (postponed from summer 2020).
Hausdorff School on Geometric Analysis and Nonlinear PDEs, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, University of Bonn, August 8-12, 2022.
2016
-present
    Refereeing
I have been refereeing for various journals in pure and applied mathematics. Please send me an e-mail for more detailed information, which I do not want to disclose here.
2009
-2013,
2017
-present
    Teaching
I am an enthusiastic teacher: I have been teaching university students with diverse backgrounds since the end of my first year at university as a teaching assistant, tutor and mentor. I took a break from teaching during my PhD; I was lecturing three upper division undergraduate classes at UC Berkeley per year; now I am lecturing graduate classes and organizing graduate seminars at the University of Bonn. Click here for more details.
6/2014
-6/2017
    PhD Representative
Represented the students of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences within the Max Planck Society

Attended Summer Schools and Conferences

2/2022   Workshop on Free Boundary Problems and Related Evolution Equations
Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
11/2021   Workshop on New Trends in Geometric PDEs
University of Münster
10/2021   Annual Meeting of GAMM Activity Group on "Analysis of PDEs"
University of Freiburg, Germany
9/2021   International Conference on Free Boundary Problems
Minisymposium on Free boundary problems in life sciences, Humboldt University Berlin (online)
8/2021   HCM Symposium
Minisymposium on Shape, pattern and partial differential equations, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn
5/2021   SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science
Minisymposia on Geometric flows in problems from materials science; and Multiscale and stochastic effects in evolution of materials, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao (online)
10/2020     Annual Meeting of the GAMM Activity Group "Analysis of PDEs" (online)
Institute of Science and Technology, Klosterneuburg, Austria.
9/2019     Seventh Heidelberg Laureate Forum
University of Heidelberg, Germany

8-12/ 2019

    MSRI Program Microlocal Analysis
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA
7/2019     Frontiers of Deep Learning
Simons Insitute, Berkeley, CA
6/2019     International Conference on Interface Problems in Fluids and Solids
Center for Applied Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Studies (CAMIS), Guangzhou, China
6/2019     RIMS Workshop: Geometric Aspects of Solutions to Partial Differential Equations
Research Institute for Mathematical Science (RIMS), Kyoto University, Japan
6/2019     Luckhaustagung: Material Theories, Statistical Mechanics, and Geometric Analysis
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
1/2019     Oberwolfach Workshop on Surface, Bulk, and Geometric Partial Differential Equations: Interfacial, stochastic, non-local and discrete structures
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany
9/2018     Meeting in Applied Mathematics and Calculus of Variations
La Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
8-12/ 2018     MSRI Program Hamiltonian Systems, from Topology to Applications through Analysis
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA
6/2017     Workshop on Curves and Networks in Geometric Analysis
Centro De Giorgi, Pisa, Italy
6/2017     Ninth Summer School in Analysis and Applied Mathematics
La Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
9/2016     CMI Workshop on Mean Curvature Flow
Clay Mathematics Institute, Oxford, United Kingdom
7/2016     Analysis and Numerics in Curvature Energies Meeting
University of Freiburg, Germany
7/2016     Oberwolfach Workshop on Calculus of Variations
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany
7/2016     AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Partial Differential Equations and Applications
Orlando, FL
2/2016     GK Winter School on Geometric Evolution Equations
University of Regensburg, Germany
Poster presentation
7/2015     PIRE Workshop: From Grain Boundaries to Stochastic Homogenization
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
Poster presentation
7/2015     Hausdorff School on Nonlinear Evolutions: Kinetic Equations and Defect Dynamics
Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany
Poster presentation
7/2015     Conference on Geometric Analysis, Free Boundary Problems and Measure Theory
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
5/2015     Summer School and Conference on Calculus of Variations and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
University of Texas at Austin, TX
7/2014     PCMI Summer School on Mathematics and Materials
Park City, UT
6/2014     CIME Summer School on Partial Differential Equations and Geometric Measure Theory
Cetraro, Italy
2/2014     Winter School on Calculus of Variations in Physics and Materials Science
University of Würzburg, Germany
6/2013     CNA Summer School: Topics in Nonlinear PDEs and Calculus of Variations, and Applications in Materials Science
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

 

News

Florian Schweiger erhielt den Hausdorff-Gedächtnispreis 2021 der Fachgruppe Mathematik für die beste Dissertation. Er fertigte die Dissertation unter der Betreuung von Prof. Stefan Müller an. Unter anderen wurde Vanessa Ryborz mit einem Preis der Bonner Mathematischen Gesellschaft für ihre von Prof. Sergio Conti betreute Bachelorarbeit ausgezeichnet. (18.01.2022)

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Eberle erhält den diesjährigen Lehrpreis der Universität Bonn. (22.07.2020)

Herr Dr. Richard Höfer erhielt den Hausdorff-Gedächtnispreis 2019 der Fachgruppe Mathematik für die beste Disseration. Betreut wurde die Arbeit von Prof. J. Velázquez (29.01.2020).

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University of Bonn
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