I'm a Professor of Mathematics (Algebra) at the University of Kaiserslautern, member of the Algebra, Geometry and Computer Algebra group. My main research area is representation theory and I especially like connections to algebraic geometry, category theory, combinatorics, and computer algebra. Some specific topics I am interested in are:

  • Symplectic singularities
  • Highest weight categories, cellular algebras, and homological features in general
  • Reflection groups, Hecke algebras, Kazhdan–Lusztig theory, "spetses"
  • Wreath combinatorics
  • Categorification, tensor categories
  • Algorithmic and constructive techniques

News and schedule

In the 2022/2023 winter term I'm away on sabbatical (Freistellung für besondere Forschungsvorhaben)



See here for previous years.

Short CV

  • Since 07/2019: Professor of Mathematics (Algebra), University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Mathematics
  • 04/2019–07/2019: ARC DECRA Researcher, University of Sydney, School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • 04/2017–03/2019: Research Fellow, University of Sydney, School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • 10/2012–03/2017: Research Assistant, University of Stuttgart, Chair of Algebra
    • 05/2014: PhD in Mathematics, University of Kaiserslautern


University of Kaiserslautern
Department of Mathematics
Postfach 3049
67653 Kaiserslautern

Office: 48.416 (Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße, 67663 Kaiserslautern)
Email: thiel at mathematik.uni-kl.de
Tel: +49 631 205 2258

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