Simon A. King′s Curriculum Vitæ



Positions / conferences Teaching Education / qualifications

Current appointment

Since Oct. 2016: Lecturer at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Previous employment after PhD

Oct. 2015 – Sept. 2016 Lecturer at Cologne University
Nov. 2013 – Sept. 2015 Post Doc (DFG project KI 861/2-1) at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Nov. 2010 – Oct. 2013 Post Doc (DFG project GR 1585/6-1) at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
June 2009 – Oct. 2010 Post Doc (Marie-Curie Grant MTKD-CT-2006-042685) at National University of Ireland, Galway
June 2007 – June 2009 Post Doc (DFG project GR 1585/4-1) at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
April 2007 – June 2007 Research assistant at University of Technology Darmstadt
May 2006 – April 2007 Assistant to the director at Mathematical Research Institute Oberwolfach.
Aug. 2001 – May 2006 Research assistant at University of Technology Darmstadt

Research activities

See publication list. I am the main author of a software package on modular group cohomology.

Organising conferences

Feb 2015 Co-organiser, together with Jürgen Müller and Benjamin Sambale, of a workshop on Computations in Groups and Algebras (CoGrAl2015) at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
May 2008 Co-organiser, together with Louis Kauffman, Vassily Manturov and Józef Przytycki, of a workshop on Invariants in Low-Dimensional Topology at Mathematical Research Institute Oberwolfach.

Positions / conferences Teaching Education / qualifications

Teaching

Currently I am mostly teaching in numerical mathematics, linear algebra, and mathematics for material sciences, geology and chemistry. I have also held lectures on topology and geometry.

Positions / conferences Teaching Education / qualifications

Education and academic qualifications

2007 Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification) at University of Technology Darmstadt (Germany)
Habilitationsschrift: (postdoctoral thesis) "Verschiedene Anwendungen kombinatorischer und algebraischer Strukturen in der Topologie" ("Various Applications of Combinatorial and Algebraic Structures in Topology")
1998 - 2001 Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée (" Institute of Advanced Mathematical Research") in Strasbourg (France)
June 2001: Defense of my doctoral thesis entitled "Polytopality of triangulations"
Advisor: Prof. Vladimir Turaev
Summer 1997 English course in Broadstairs, UK.
1992/93-1997/98 Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main.
Dec. 1997: Diploma "mit Auszeichnung" (with Distinction) in mathematics and additional subject theoretical physics.
Diploma thesis: "Kollabierretrakte und Zustandssummeninvarianten von 3-Mannigfaltigkeiten" ("Spines and state sum invariants of 3-manifolds").
Advisor: Prof. Gerhard Burde.
1983-1992 Lessing-Gymnasium (High School) in Frankfurt/Main.
Languages: Latin, French and Ancient Greek.

Scholarships and Third Party Funded projects

2013-2015 DFG (German Science Foundation) project Nr. KI 861/2-1 at FSU Jena (raising funds for my research position).
2010-2013 DFG project Nr. GR 1585/6-1 at FSU Jena with David Green.
2009-2010 Marie Curie grant MTKD-CT-2006-042685 at NUIG with Graham Ellis.
2007-2009 DFG project number GR 1585/4-1 with David Green.
2004-2007 Participation in Intas-Projekt ref. 03-51-3663 CalcoMet-GT (Complexity, alorithms, and computer methods in geometric topology). I contributed to the application in 2003.
1998-2001 Doctoral scholarship of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
1993-1997 Undergraduate scholarship of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation).

I attended several interdisciplinary Summer Schools organised by Studienstiftung.

Music

  • 1994-2009 Singing in Figuralchor Frankfurt, then conducted by Prof. Alois Ickstadt.
  • 1995-1998 and 2001-2009 singing class of Prof. Gerhard Meier.
  • Violin since age of 6 years, 1992-1998 in the violin class of Prof. Alois Kottmann.




Simon King
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
07737 Jena
GERMANY
E-mail: simon dot king at uni hyphen jena dot de
Tel: +49 (0)3641 9-46163
Fax: +49 (0)3641 9-46162
Office: Zi. 3529, Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2



Last change: 09/22/2014