Helmut Hofer

Hermann Weyl Professor
School of Mathematics

Affiliation

Mathematics

One of the founders of the area of symplectic topology, Helmut Hofer works on symplectic geometry, dynamical systems, and partial differential equations. His fundamental contributions to the field have led to a new area of mathematics known as Hofer geometry.

Dates at IAS

Faculty
School of Mathematics
Member
School of Mathematics
Fall
Member
School of Mathematics
Fall
Member
School of Mathematics

Degrees

Universität Zürich
Ph.D.
1981
Universität Zürich
Diplom in Mathematics
1979

Honors

Awards: ETH Zürich, Heinz Hopf Prize 2013; Ostrowski Prize 1999; Sloan Fellowship 1987–89
Editorships: Inventiones Mathematicae, Managing Editor 2008–, Editorial Board 2007–
Memberships: Academia Europaea; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Fellow of the American Mathematical Society; German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina; National Academy of Sciences

Appointments

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Silver Professor 2006–09, Professor 1997–2006
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Professor
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
C4 Professor
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Professor 1988–89, Associate Professor 1987–88, Assistant Professor 1985–87
University of Bath
Lecturer
Universität Zürich
Oberassistent