Thomas Leistner

Dr Thomas Leistner

Senior Lecturer

School of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I am a Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics. I did my PhD at Humboldt-University Berlin, held postdoc positions at Berlin and Adelaide, and worked as a Assistant Professor at the University of Hamburg before joining the University of Adelaide.
My research lies in differential geometry, which is an area of pure mathematics that deals with curved spaces (and space-times) and has applications in mathematical physics, in particular in general relativity and string theory.

My research lies in differential geometry where I study curved spaces (and space-times), their geometric properties, their symmetries and their relation to interesting differential equations. My research so far has focussed on Lorentzian geometry, conformal geometry and holonomy groups. Some of my research has applications in mathematical physics, in particular in general relativity and string theory.

2011-2012: Go8 - DAAD Australia - Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme, "Spinor field equations in Lorentzian geometry", joint with Helga Baum (HU-Berlin)

2012-2014: ARC Discovery Project "Holonomy groups in Lorentzian geometry"

2012-2016:  ARC Future Fellowship

2019-2021: ARC Discovery Project "Symmetry and geometric partial differential equations", with Michael Eastwood (Adelaide), Jonathan Kress (UNSW), and Rod Gover (Auckland)

 

Recent teaching:

Multivariable and Complex Calculus II

Advanced Mathematical Perspectives III

Manifolds, Lie Groups and Lie Algebras (Honours)

Differential Geometry (Honours)

Groups and Rings III

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Representations of the Exceptional Lie Algebras Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Timothy John An Hu Moy
    2019 Principal Supervisor Lorentzian Symmetric Spaces Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Stuart Benjamin Teisseire
    2019 Co-Supervisor Highly Symmetric Homogeneous Kobayashi-Hyberbolic Manifolds Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Elliot Herrington
    2019 Principal Supervisor Geodesic completeness of compact Lorentzian manifolds Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Thomas Jack Munn
    2019 Principal Supervisor Higher Order Symmetries in Lorentzian Geometry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Esteban Federico Costanza
    2018 Co-Supervisor The Geometry of Modular Forms Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Benjamin Terence Moore
    2017 Co-Supervisor Spaces of Holomorphic Immersions of Open Riemann Surfaces Into Affine Spaces Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Miss Haripriya Sridharan
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Einstein and Conformally Einstein Bi-Invariant Semi-Riemannian Metrics Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Kelli Leigh Francis-Staite
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83136401
  • Email: thomas.leistner@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3696
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 6
  • Room: 6 39
  • Org Unit: Mathematical Sciences

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