Prof. Dr. Jochen Blath

Wilkommen auf meiner Homepage / welcome to my homepage!

I am a mathematics professor at Goethe University Frankfurt. Before that, I held positions at TU Berlin (professorships), Oxford University (post-doc and college lecturer), and TU Kaiserslautern (research assistant).

As a probabilist I am interested in the mathematically rigorous understanding of the dynamics of stochastic individual based systems, in particular arising in population biology and evolution, on different scales.

A feature that has attracted my special attention in recent years is the description of the population-level consequences of dormancy, that is, the ability of an individual to switch into a reversible (and protected) state of vanishing metabolic activity. Dormancy can be seen as a new paradigm in interacting particle systems, with often profound mathematical consequences (loss of Markov property, introduction of memory and delay, new universal behaviour) but also important evolutionary, ecological and pathogenic implications in the Life Sciences.

SoSe 2022

Vorlesung ,,Elementare Stochastik'' (4+2 SWS) (

Eintrag im LSF)
 

Aktuelle Informationen zur Veranstaltung (Übungen, Hausaufgabenblätter etc.) finden Sie auf der Moodle/studium digitale Kursseite. Diese werden fortlaufend aktualisiert. Die organisatorischen Details zur Vorlesung besprechen wir auch zum ersten Vorlesungstermin am 12.04., 12:15, in H III (Hörsaaltrakt Bockenheim). 


Master-Seminar ,,Räumliche Stochastische Populationsmodelle (mit Dormanz)'' (2 SWS). (Eintrag im LSF)

In Kooperation mit der JGU Mainz; mit Prof. Dr. Matthias Birkner, Dr. Cornelia Pokalyuk. Der erste Termin fand am 25.04.22 statt. Weitere Termine im Wechsel an der JGU Mainz und der GU Frankfurt.

Oberseminar Stochastik, Rhein-Main Kolloquium, Stochastik-Kolloquium


WiSe 2022/2023

Vorlesung ,,Höhere Stochastik'' (4+2 SWS)

Vorlesung ,,Stochastische Modelle der Populationsgenetik'' (2+1 SWS)

Oberseminar Stochastik, Rhein-Main Kolloquium, Stochastik-Kolloquium

Books edited:

Articles:

MATH+ Berlin Mathematics Research Center (DFG excellence cluster EXC-2046/1)

  • Project EF 4-7 "The impact of dormancy on the evolutionary, ecological and pathogenic properties of microbial populations ", PI jointly with Prof. Dr. Maite Wilke Berenguer (HU Berlin), 1 PhD-student (since 2021)

DFG funded projects:

  • DFG BL 1105/5-1. "The role of dormancy in population genetics", project within DFG SPP 1590, 1 post-doc for 3 years.
  • DFG BL 1105/4-1, "Interacting stochastic partial differential equations, combinatorial stochastic processes and duality in spatial population dynamics", project within DFG SPP 1590, 1 post-doc for 2 years.
  • DFG BL 1105/3-2, "Genealogies and inference for populations with highly skewed offspring distributions under further evolutionary forces", project within DFG SPP 1590, 1 post-doc for 3 years.
  • DFG BL 1105/3-1, "Genealogies and inference for populations with highly skewed offspring distributions under further evolutionary forces", project within DFG SPP 1590, 1 post-doc for 3 years.
  • DFG BL 1105/2-1, "Stochastic PDEs, combinatorial stochastic processes and duality", 1 post-doc for 1 year.
  • DFG BL 1105/1-1, internationcal Conference "SPA - 33rd Conference on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications 2009", conference funding.

Participation in DFG collaborative grants (selection):

  • DFG IRTG 2544 Berlin - Oxford, supervisor for the PhD project of Dave Jacobi (since 2020)
  • Stellv. Sprecher, DFG RTG 1845 "Stochastic analysis with applications in biology, finance and physics", supervisor for PhD project of Dr Adrián González Casanova (now at UNAM Mexico City)
  • DFG IRTG 1339 Berlin - Zurich, supervisor for the PhD project of Dr Matthias Steinrücken (now at U Chicago)
  • DFG SPP 1590 Probabilistic Structures in Evolution
  • BMS Berlin Mathematical School, member of BMS committee (governing body of BMS, 2018-2022)
  • BMS Berlin Mathematical School, member of admissions committee (2011-2022), member of faculty (2009-2022)
  • 05/2022: Minicourse (4 Lectures) on "The effects of dormancy in population genetics and population dynamics", Junior Trimester on stochastic modelling in the life science, Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics (HIM), Bonn
  • 03/2022: Talk on "Probabilistic patterns emerging from dormancy: Results and perspectives", Oberwolfach workshop 2210 on "Population dynamics and Statistical physics in Synergy", MFO.

Prof. Dr. Jochen Blath
Robert-Mayer-Str. 10
Raum 909, 9. OG
60325 Frankfurt am Main
blath *AT* math.uni-frankfurt.de


Sekretariat
Heike Suckfüll

Robert-Mayer-Str. 10
Raum 910, 9. OG
60325 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: 069/798-28651
Fax: 069/798-23881
suckfuel *AT* math.uni-frankfurt.de