I am a research mathematician working at the intersection of geometry, topology and analysis with a particular focus on problems involving the scalar curvature of a Riemannian manifold. Recently, my main passions have been to establish aspects of a comparison geometry for lower scalar curvature bounds as well as to study closely related geometric problems in the context of general relativity. Moreover, I am interested in topological properties of spaces of Riemannian metrics with positive scalar curvature.

A broad overview of the circle of ideas with which my research is generally concerned can be found in the forthcoming volumes Perspectives in Scalar Curvature edited by Misha Gromov and Blaine Lawson.

Currently I am working as a non-permanent lecturer (formal title: akademischer Rat auf Zeit) at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Münster, where I am an investigator in the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster. I am also a project leader in a subproject of the DFG priority programme Geometry at Infinity.

During the summer term 2020 I was on leave from Münster in order to serve as a Vertretungsprofessor at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Göttingen.


Peer-reviewed articles

Surveys, reports and theses

Upcoming and recent talks


Summer 2023

Winter 2022/23

Summer 2022

Winter 2021/22

Summer 2021

Winter 2020/21

Summary of past teaching

University of Göttingen (Summer 2020)

University of Münster (Winter 2016/17 - Winter 2019/20)

University of Vienna (Winter 2010/11 - Summer 2012)


University of Münster
Mathematisches Institut
Einsteinstr. 62
48149 Münster, Germany

Office: 517
Phone: +49 251 83-33740
Email: rudolf.zeidler@uni-muenster.de