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Ronja Kuhne

Email: R.Kuhne "at" warwick "dot" ac "dot" uk
Office: Zeeman Building, MS B2.01

I am currently a fourth-year Ph.D. student at Warwick, supervised by Saul Schleimer and Brian Bowditch.

My research interests lie in low-dimensional topology with an affection for computational complexity questions.

I should also mention that I am really fond of knots.

My current research project focuses on curves and train tracks on surfaces.


Some of the G&T students are reading Bruno Martelli's book "An Introduction to Geometric Topology". Meetings are usually taking place on Thursdays. Please let me know if you would like to have any further information.

As a postgraduate representative, I am currently a member of the Diversity Committee of the Mathematics Institute at Warwick.


2018-2019: Teaching assistant for CS301 Complexity of Algorithms

2017-2018: Teaching assistant for MA3F2 Knot Theory

2017-2018: Teaching assistant for CS301 Complexity of Algorithms

2016-2017: Teaching assistant for MA249 Algebra 2: Groups and Rings

2016-2017: Teaching assistant for MA3F2 Knot Theory

2015-2016: Supervisor for second-year mathematics students at Warwick

2012-2015: Tutor and Demonstrator (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt, Munich) for the courses: Linear Algebra I (2012-2015), Linear Algebra II (2013-2015) and Algebraic Topology I (2014-2015).

Recent talks:

"Polynomial-time efficient position" - Oberseminar, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, Jan. 2019

"Polynomial-time efficient position" - GATEWAY seminar, University of Warwick, UK, Dec. 2018

"Algebra meets Topology - from Frobenius Algebras and TQFTs to Knot Theory" - PG Seminar, University of Warwick, UK, May 2018

"Train tracks, curves and efficient position" - LKS-Seminar, University of Regensburg, Germany, Dec. 2017

"P vs NP or the hardest way to make a million dollars" - Ada Lovelace Day, University of Warwick, UK, Oct. 2017

"Train tracks, curves and efficient position" - Geometry Tea, University of Cambridge, UK, June 2017

"Train tracks, curves and efficient position" - GATEWAY seminar, University of Warwick, UK, May 2017

"On conditionally hard problems in the theory of knots and 3-manifolds" - PG Seminar, University of Warwick, UK, Dec. 2016

"Train tracks and laminations" - Young Researchers in Mathematics (YRM), University of St. Andrews, UK, Aug. 2016

"The geometry of 3-manifolds" - PG Seminar, University of Warwick, UK, March 2016


During the past two years, I was a co-organiser of the GATEWAY seminar, a seminar for young researchers in geometry and topology at Warwick. The current organisers are Esmee te Winkel and Marco Barberis.

In the past year, Alex Wendland and I were chairing the Staff-Graduate Student Liaison Committee (SGSLC). The new chair is Philip Herbert. Please contact him if you have any questions.

During the past year, I was taking care of the geometry and topology reading seminar on Jessica Purcell's book "Notes on hyperbolic knot theory". Please contact Saul Schleimer if you are interested in joining the seminar in the upcoming academic year.

Prior to joining Warwick University, I undertook a three year BSc and a two year MSc in Mathematics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt in Munich, Germany (2010-2015). My master's thesis was on the support of the Khovanov homology of alternating links, supervised by Prof. Dr Thomas Vogel.

Some recently attended conferences:

"European Study Group with Industry" - Bath, UK, July 2018

"Warwick EPSRC Symposium on Geometry, Topology and Dynamics in Low Dimensions" - Coventry, UK, September 2017 – July 2018

"School on Low-Dimensional Geometry and Topology: Discrete and Algorithmic Aspects" - Paris, France, June 2018

"Research school: 3-Manifolds and Geometric Group Theory" - CIRM (Marseille Luminy), France, June 2018

"Nonpositively Curved Groups on the Mediterranean" - Nahsholim, Israel, May 2018

"Manifolds and Groups" - Regensburg, Germany, September 2017

"Talking Maths in Public" - Bath, UK, September 2017

"GAGTA: Geometric and Asymptotic Group Theory with Applications" - Bilbao, Spain, July 2017

"Young Geometric Group theory VI" - Oxford, UK, March 2017

"Winter school workshop - Homology theories in low dimensional topology" - Cambridge, UK, January 2017

"Second CoDiMa Training School in Computational Discrete Mathematics" - Edinburgh, UK, October 2016

"Contact Structures, Laminations and Foliations workshop" - Munich, Germany, September 2016

"12th William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Workshop" - Dublin, Ireland, August 2016

"Young Researchers in Mathematics" - St. Andrews, UK, August 2016

"Algebraic, Topological And Combinatorial Approaches to Aut(Fn)" - Haifa, Israel, July 2016

"Beyond Hyperbolicity" - Cambridge, UK, June 2016

"Sage Days 74: Differential geometry and topology" - Meudon, France, May 2016


Furthermore, I regularly attend the GGSE meetings.