M.Sc. Theresa Kumpitsch

Research interests

I’m a third year PhD student with Jakob Stix in the LOEWE research unit “Uniformized Structures in Arithmetic and Geometry”. My research area is Arithmetic Geometry, which roughly deals with questions from number theory using algebro-geometric techniques. In particular, I’m interested in anabelian geometry, i.e. the theory of reconstructing certain varieties from their fundamental group. In my PhD project, I study rational points of p-adic curves via approaches of the pro-finite form of the section conjecture.

In my master thesis I studied Krull-valuations on function fields of arithmetic surfaces. You can find it here (in German).



A. J. Best, L. A. Betts, T. Kumpitsch, M. Lüdtke, A. McAndrew, L. Qian, E. Studnia, Y. Xu. Refined Selmer Equations for the Thrice-Punctured Line in depth two. 2021. arXiv:2106.10145 [math.NT]

Past events

Arizona Winter School 2020: Non-Abelian Chabauty, March 7-11, 2020 (Tucson)

Conference "Women in Algebra and Symbolic Computations" (Poster), December 9-11, 2019 (Bad Dürkheim)

Part of the thematic trimester “Reinventing Rational Points”, July 1 – 12, 2019 (IHP, Paris)

CMI-HIMR Summer School in Computational Number Theory, June 17 – 28, 2019 (Bristol)

Pre-School “Analytic and geometric methods for rational points”, April 8 – 12, 2019 (CIRM, Luminy)

Arizona Winter School 2019: Topology and Arithmetic, March 2 – 6, 2019 (Tucson)

Chow Lectures by Peter Scholze, November 05 – 07, 2018 (Leipzig)

Utrecht Summer School on Geometry, August 20 – 31. 2018 (Utrecht)


Sommersemester 2021: Vorkurs für Mathematikstudierende
  Seminar zur Brauergruppe (Prof. Jakob Stix)
Seit Wintersemester 2020/21: Betreuung des Lernzentrums Mathematik
Sommersemester 2020: Seminar zu Darstellungen endlicher Gruppen (Prof. Jakob Stix)
Wintersemester 2019/20:  Übungen zur Algebra (Prof. Jakob Stix)
Sommersemester 2019: Keine Lehre

Other activities

I’m member of the equality council (Gleichstellungsrat) of the Department of Computer Sciences and Mathematics (Fachbereich 12). If you want cool Ada Lovelace or Emmy Noether stickers, visit me at my office!

Since 2014 I’m involved with the math course at Hessische Schülerakademie (Oberstufe) – a summer program for gifted high school students. You can check out what we did in past courses here (in German). In 2021 we will explore the (dio-)fantastical world of diophantine equations.