Benjamin Klopsch   DPhil (Oxon)

Welcome! I am a Professor of Mathematics and Head of the Algebra and Number Theory group at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, Germany. My research area is Asymptotic and Geometric Group Theory.

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Research Interests

My research activities are directed towards the study of infinite groups with a view toward number theory. For instance, I am interested in arithmetic groups and p-adic Lie groups. Other problems that I work on concern more general profinite groups. These occur rather naturally as Galois groups of infinite field extensions. Here is my list of publications.

Presently, I serve as an editor of the Archiv der Mathematik and the Journal of Group Theory. I am involved in the DFG-Research Training Group GRK 2240. The CIRM-Conference New Trends around Profinite Groups in Italy took place in September 2021. In October 2022 I am co-organising the NDGK (Group Theory) Meeting in Düsseldorf.

Locally, I organise an Advanced Seminar on Group Theory and, with my colleagues, the Oberseminar Algebra und Geometrie. During the winter semester I am teaching Linear Algebra I for first year students and Representations of Finite Groups.

Prof Dr Benjamin Klopsch
Mathematisches Institut der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Deutschland
Telephone: +49 (0) 211 81 11364
Email: klopsch at math dot uni-duesseldorf dot de
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Last significant update: January 2019