# About me

My name is Arnaud.

Since September 2018 I have been working as a PhD student of mathematics at the University of Heidelberg under the supervison of Peter Albers.

I work in symplectic geometry. My interest concerns the symplectic structure of representation varieties.

## Short CV

I obtained my bachelor at EPFL Lausanne in 2016 and completed my master at ETH in Zürich in 2018. My master thesis, written under the supervision of Will Merry, was concerned with dynamics in low dimensions. Namely the quest of a forcing relation for the existence of periodic orbits in surface homeomorphisms.

In connection to my PhD, I am a member of the research program GRK 2229 *Asymptotic Invariants and Limits of Groups and Spaces* and I am also a member of the Young Researchers Cluster affiliated with the Cluster of Excellence STRUCTURES.

Extended CV (July 23, 2019).

# Activities

## Academic

SoSe 2019

- Workshop on Holomorphic Differentials in Mathematics and Physics (MSRI)
- Graduate school on Geometry of Teichmüller spaces (Simons Center)
- Seminar: Dynamics of Teichmüller spaces
- Symplectic topics seminar - Holomorphic curves in dimension 4

WiSe 2018/19

- Seminar: The symplectic structure of representation varieties
- Blockseminar: Rational homotopy theory
- Symplectic topics seminar - Floer homology
- Summer school on Equivariant Symplectic Homology (JLU Giessen)

## mathematical.olympiad.ch

Beside my research, I work for the Swiss Mathematical Olympiad as academic director. If you wonder what math olympiad are about, read the following article (fr) (de) published in the Bulletin de la Société Suisse des Professeurs de Mathématiques et Physique. If you wonder how olympiad mathematics differ from traditional school mathematics, have a look at this (fr) (de).

Some training material I contributed to:

- Introduction to functional equations: (fr) (de)
- Functional equations 2 - Cauchy equations: (fr) (de)
- Introduction to inequalities: (fr) (de)

A short story I wrote for the biannual journal of the science.olympiad.ch about Braess’ paradox in game theory.