MATH+ Distinguished Visiting Scholar Annette Werner at HU Berlin

Photo: © Annette Werner

MATH+ welcomes Annette Werner of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt to the MATH+ community as a MATH+ Distinguished Visiting Scholar in January, hosted by Jürg Kramer at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The MATH+ Visiting Scholarship Program aims to invite outstanding German and international scientists and scholars whose expertise can promote specific areas of mathematical excellence in Berlin by supporting extended visits.


Annette Werner is a professor of mathematics at the Institute of Mathematics of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. She will stay in Berlin from January to March 2024, hosted by Jürg Kramer at the Department of Mathematics of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Welcome to Berlin and the MATH+ community!


Sharing her thoughts on the MATH+ Visiting Scholar program in Berlin, she remarked, “Berlin is a wonderful place to do mathematics. There are many distinguished researchers based at the three universities with whom I am looking forward to discuss my research. Moreover, I enjoy meeting the many young researchers working on joint activities such as the MATH+ cluster.“


After studying mathematics at Universität Münster, she received her doctorate in 1995, also at the Universität Münster. Following postdoctoral stays at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn (1997) and at the Universität Münster from 1998 to 2003, she became a professor at the Universität Siegen in 2004 and at the Universität Stuttgart from 2004 to 2007. Since 2007, she has been a professor at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt.


Werner is one of the most distinguished arithmetic and algebraic geometers currently working in Germany. Her research touches on many fundamental problems lying at the very heart of the field. Her research topics include Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, in particular
Non-Archimedean Geometry, p-adic Hodge Theory, Bruhat-Tits Buildings, and Tropical Geometry. She is currently working on open problems in p-adic non-abelian Hodge Theory, particularly concerning the still conjectural p-adic Simpson conjecture.


Former BMS Chair and host Jürg Kramer commented on Annette Werner’s visiting scholar stay: “In her mathematical research, Prof. Annette Werner investigates problems in arithmetic algebraic geometry, with a particular focus on exploring questions in p-adic Hodge Theory and p-adic Arakelov Geometry. Therefore, her research stay in Berlin as a MATH+ Visiting Scholar provides ample opportunities for collaboration with the research groups of MATH+ Distinguished Fellow Bruno Klingler and myself.”


Along with her research work, she will also be engaged in teaching, holding lectures in Jürg Kramer’s “Humboldt Arithmetic Geometry Seminar” about “The Hodge-Tate sequence for commutative rigid analytic groups” and in the “Algebraic Geometry“ seminar.