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Merlin Incerti-Medici

Department of Mathematics

ETH Zürich

Rämistrasse 101

CH-8092 Zürich

Office: HG J43

Mail: firstname.lastnamewithouthyphen magic-a math.ethz.ch


About me

I'm a Scientific Assistant at ETH Zürich under Marc Burger. I did my PhD at Universität Zürich under the supervision of Viktor Schroeder. My mathematical interests, broadly speaking, include asymptotic geometry, geometric group theory and non-positively curved manifolds.

A central theme of my current work are barycenter constructions and similar procedures that extend Möbius-maps from visual boundaries to non-positively curved spaces. This leads to several interesting questions about geodesic flows and structures of boundaries with connections to various other topics, including Marked Length Spectrum Rigidity and presumably Zimmer's program.

I also work on Morse boundaries and their generalisations. I particularly want to understand their topological properties and the geometric structures they carry.



Publications and Preprints

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2018, to be published in Groups, Geometry & Dynamics

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Alexander von Humboldt, der Weltvernetzer

In collaboration with Life Science Communication AG, I organised a mobile exhibition in honour of the 250. birthday of Alexander von Humboldt in 2019. Humboldt was one of the most influential and well-known scientists of his time and his work on people and nature is not only integrated into how we think about nature but also highly relevant for modern research (most notably for climate science).

Humboldt cared a lot about the accessibility of science to the general public. In this spirit, the exhibition aims to provide an entry point for curious explorers of all ages to see science in a way they may not have known before.

More information, including upcoming dates and locations, can be found here. The pictures belong to Life Science Communication AG.

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Rämistrasse 101,
CH-8092 Zürich

©2020 Merlin Incerti-Medici.