Prof. Dr. Tim Hoffmann
Academic Career and Research Areas
Professor Hoffmann conducts research in the field of differential geometry and mathematical visualization.
Professor Hoffmann studied in Berlin. After receiving his doctorate (2000), working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, USA), and acquiring his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) (2003), he was the recipient of a DFG Heisenberg grant at LMU. This was followed by sabbatical appointments in Jena, Munich and Berlin. In 2008 Professor Hoffmann was appointed full professor at Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan). In the same year he accepted an appointment at TUM. He is still a visiting professor at Kyushu University and a member of its Math-for-Industry GCOE.
- Curriculum Vitae
Hoffmann T: "Discrete differential geometry of curves and surfaces". Volume 18 of MI Lecture Note Series. Faculty of Mathematics, Kyushu University 2009.Abstract
Hoffmann T: "Discrete Hashimoto surfaces and a double discrete smoke ring flow". In: Oberwolfach Seminars. Editor: Bobenko AI, Schröder P, Sullivan JM, Ziegler GM. 2008; 95-115.Abstract
Bobenko A, Hoffmann T, Springborn B: "Minimal surfaces from circle patterns: Geometry from combinatorics". Ann. Math. 2006; 164(1): 231-264.Abstract
Hoffmann T, Kutz N: "Discrete curves in C P^1 and the Toda lattice". Stud. Appl. Math. 2004; 113: 31-55.Abstract
Bobenko A, Hoffmann T: "Hexagonal circle patterns and integrable systems. Patterns with constant angles". Duke Math. J. 2003; 116(3):525-566.Abstract