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Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Room 1.014

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Karlsruhe Institute for Technology
Department of Mathematics
Institute for Algebra and Geometry
Englerstr. 2 Mathebau (20.30)
76131 Karlsruhe
GERMANY

Office hours:
Montag - Freitag
10:00 - 11:30 Uhr

Tel.: +49 721 608 42059

Fax.: +49 721 608-42148

Photo of Petra Schwer JProf. Dr. Petra Schwer

Office hour for students:
Wednesday 14:00-15:00
and by appointment

Room: 1.005
Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Tel.: +49 721 608 43914
Fax.: +49 721 608 42148
Email: petra.schwer@kit.edu

Karlsruher Institute of Technology
Department of Mathematics
Institute for Algebra and Geometry
Englerstr. 2 Mathebau (20.30)
76131 Karlsruhe
GERMANY

Welcome!

Currently I am an Assistant professor (Juniorprofessor) for Geometry (without tenure track) here at KIT. Since October 2016 I am also a PI within the RTG 2229 Asymptotic invariants and limits of groups and spaces.

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


Research interests:

geometric and combinatorial group theory, buildings, affine Deligne-Lusztig varieties, combinatorics of Coxeter groups, combinatorial representation theory, metric geometry, CAT(0) spaces,


You can find out more about me here:






Semester Titel Typ
Winter Semester 2017/18 Seminar
Seminar
Summer Semester 2017
Seminar
Seminar
Winter Semester 2016/17 Seminar
Seminar
Summer Semester 2016 Seminar
Seminar
Seminar
Proseminar
Summer Semester 2015
Seminar
Seminar
Winter Semester 2014/15
Seminar


Students:


Lecture on CAT(0) groups and geometry

This summer I am teaching the RTG lecture in which I will explain some of the nice properties CAT(0) groups and spaces have.
The other half of the lecture is shared by Karin Melnick and Beatrice Pozetti.
Below you will find the link to the official website of the course.

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.