Christian Blohmann

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

Vivatsgasse 7

53111 Bonn

office: 301


phone: +49-228-402-302

I am a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn. My research interests are at the intersection of differential and symplectic geometry, higher categories, and mathematical physics.

short CV

I have studied Physics and Mathematics in Konstanz, Paris, and Göttingen. I got my PhD in 2001 from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich with a thesis on the representation theory of the quantum Poincaré algebra. My advisor was Julius Wess, my coadvisor Hans-Jürgen Schneider. After my PhD, I spent some time as postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics in Munich and at Jacobs University Bremen with Peter Schupp. From 2005-2007 I was Marie-Curie fellow and lecturer at the Math Department of the University of California, Berkeley. My mentor in Berkeley and main collaborator is Alan Weinstein. 2007-2009 I was Akademischer Rat (something like a lecturer) at the University of Regensburg in the group of Uli Bunke. During the academic year 2009/2010 I held a temporary faculty position (Vertretungsprofessur) in Regensburg. Since the fall of 2010 I am a tenured researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.

recent papers

  1. Hamiltonian Lie algebroids over Poisson manifolds
    Blohmann, Christian, Ronchi, Stefano, Weinstein, Alan
    arXiv:2304.03503 , accepted for publication in J. Sympl. Geom.
  2. Elastic diffeological spaces
    Blohmann, Christian
    arXiv:2301.02583 , to appear in Contemp. Math.
  3. A Lie-Rinehart algebra in general relativity
    Blohmann, Christian, Schiavina, Michele, Weinstein, Alan
    Pure Appl. Math. Q. , , 2023 , to appear
  4. The Homotopy Momentum Map of General Relativity
    Blohmann, Christian
    Int. Math. Res. Not. 2023, no. 10, 8212–8250, 2022
  5. Hamiltonian Lie algebroids
    Blohmann, Christian, Weinstein, Alan
    Mem. Am. Math. Soc. , v+101 pp., Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society (AMS) 2023 , to appear