Prof. Dr. Dierk Schleicher, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
School of Engineering and Science

Street Address:
Campus Ring 12
28759 Bremen
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 750 561
28725 Bremen

Telephone:    +49 421 200-3213
Fax:    +49 421 200-3103
E-Mail:    dierk(remove-for-spam)
Office:    Research I, Room 115

Featured as Math Activist of the Month (July 2009) by the German Mathematical Society.

Note: Looking for a young graduate student in Mathematics. Attractive funding for financial support may be available. Requirements: strong background and interest in mathematics, commitment to research, Bachelor degree or equivalent (at least 3 years of strong university education).

University Degrees:

High School Competitions and Awards:
Bundessieger, Bundeswettbewerb Mathematik 1983
5. Bundessieger, Bundeswettbewerb Jugend Forscht 1982
Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes 1984-1994
University Fellow, Siemens AG, 1983-1992

Research Interests (for more details see here):

Dynamical Systems, in particular holomorphic and symbolic dynamics
Conformal Geometry, Fractal Geometry
Complex Variables
Newton's method as root finder

Long-Term Academic Visits and Appointments:

Visiting Student, Princeton/NJ
Graduate Student, Cornell University/NY
Visiting Scientist, IHES Bures-sur-Yvette near Paris, France
Postdoctoral Scientist, MSRI, Berkeley/California
Asst. Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent), Techn. Univ. München
Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY Stony Brook/NY
Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY Stony Brook/NY
Acting Full Professor (Lehrstuhlvertretung), LMU Univ. München
Full Professor of Mathematics, International/Jacobs Univ. Bremen
Scientist-in-residence, Mittag-Leffler-Institute, Djursholm/Stockholm
Visiting Professor, Institut Henri Poincare, Paris/France, and IHES Bures-sur-Yvette
Senior Scientist, Fields Institute, Toronto/CA
Visiting Scientist, Cornell University, NY, and ICERM, Providence, RI

Conferences Organized (for more details see here):

Transcendental Days, Institute Henri Poincare, Paris, 2003 (with Adrien Douady)
Complex Dynamics, Hyperbolic Geometry, and Continued Fractions, CIRM Luminy, 2006 (with Adrien Douady)
Aspects of Transcendental Dynamics, Bremen, June 2008 (with Walter Bergweiler)
Trends and Developments in Complex Dynamics, Oberwolfach, October 2008 (with Mikhail Lyubich, Carsten Petersen, and John Smillie)
Dynamical Developments, Bremen, August 2015 (with Xavier Buff and Sarah Koch)
Ergodic theory and holomorphic dynamics, ESI Vienna, September 2015 (with Anna Benini, Henk Bruin, and Sebastian van Strien)

Building Mathematical Bridges (for more details see here):

International Mathematical Olympiad IMO 2009 Bremen (with BMBF and Bildung und Begabung; Dieter Gronau/Rostock and Heiner Langmann/Bonn)
"Modern Mathematics" International Summer School for Students, 2011 Bremen, 2012 Lyon/France, 2013 Bremen, 2014 Lyon/France, 2015 Bremen (with Etienne Ghys/Lyon, Victor Kleptsyn/Rennes, Sergei Tabachnikov/Providence)
International Tournament for Young Mathematicians ITYM 2014 Bremen (with Mikhail Hlushchanka, Marcel Oliver, and Palina Salanevich)
Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013, 2014, 2014 Heidelberg (member of Scientific Committee)

Special Activities:

Federführender Vertrauensdozent, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Co-Organizer, All-German Mathematical Olympiad 2003, Bremen

Selected Academic Publications (for more details see here):

  • John Hubbard, Dierk Schleicher and Scott Sutherland: How to Find All Roots of Complex Polynomials With Newton's Method, Inventiones Mathematicae 146 (2001), 1-33. Featured Review in MathSciNet
  • Dierk Schleicher: External Rays of the Mandelbrot Set. Astérisque 261 (2000), 409-447.
  • Dierk Schleicher and Johannes Zimmer: Escaping Points of Exponential Maps. Journal of the London Mathematical Society (2) 67 (2003), 380-400.
  • Dierk Schleicher: The dynamical fine structure of iterated cosine maps and a dimension paradox. Duke Mathematics Journal 136 2 (2007), 343-356.
  • Lasse Rempe and Dierk Schleicher: Bifurcations in the space of exponential maps. Inventiones Mathematicae (2009).
  • John Hubbard, Dierk Schleicher, and Mitsuhiro Shishikura: Exponential Thurston maps and limits of quadratic differentials. Journal of the American Mathematical Society 22 (2009), 77-117.
  • Günter Rottenfußer, Johannes Rückert, Lasse Rempe, and Dierk Schleicher: Dynamic rays of bounded-type entire functions. Annals of Mathematics, 173 1 (2011), 77-125.
  • Dierk Schleicher: Hausdorff dimension, its properties, and its surprises. American Mathematical Monthly, 114 6 (2007), 509-528.
  • Henk Bruin, Alexandra Kaffl, and Dierk Schleicher: Symbolic Dynamics of Quadratic Polynomials. Monograph, in preparation (approx. 380 pp.) Old Preprint Version: Institute Mittag-Leffler Report, Djursholm 7 (2001/02). (128 pp.)
  • Dierk Schleicher (ed.): Complex Dynamics: Friends and Families. Contributors include William Thurston, Mikhail Lyubich, Mitsuhiro Shishikura, John Milnor, and others. A.K. Peters (2009), 650pp.
  • Dierk Schleicher and Malte Lackmann (ed.): An Invitation to Mathematics. Contributors include Bela Bollobas, Timothy Gowers, Laszlo Lovasz, Stanislav Smirnov, Terence Tao, Nick Trefethen, Jean-Christophe Yoccoz, Günter Ziegler Springer Verlag (2011), 220pp.
    German translation: Eine Einladung in die Mathematik. Springer Verlag (2012), 228pp.