News: I recently received an ERC Starting Grant and was also accepted to the Heisenberg Programme of the DFG. See press release.


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 my general research area can be found in the volumes Perspectives in Scalar Curvature edited by Misha Gromov and Blaine Lawson.

I am currently based at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Münster, where I am an investigator in the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster and a member of the CRC 1442 Geometry: Deformations and Rigidity. I am also a project leader in a subproject of the DFG priority programme Geometry at Infinity.

My current PhD student is Thomas Tony. If you are looking for a Master’s thesis supervisor, please feel free to contact me to discuss possible topics!

I obtained my doctoral degree in 2016 from the University of Göttingen, where I was a student of Thomas Schick. Before that I studied at the University of Vienna and wrote my Master thesis under the supervision of Goulnara Arzhantseva.

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Teaching

Summer 2024

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)

Contact

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

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