Christoforos Neofytidis




About

Academic Positions

  • Research Fellow, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-present
  • Riley Assistant Professor, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, United States, 2014-2017

    Research visiting positions
  • CUNY Graduate Center, United States, Feb 2019
  • IHES, France, Sep/Oct 2018
  • Peking University, China, June 2016
  • IHES, France, June/July 2015

    Education

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany, 2014
  • Visiting Graduate Student, University of Bonn and Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics, Germany, Sep 2008- July 2009
  • B.Sc. in Mathematics & M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics, University of Cyprus, 2007 & 2010


    Publications and Preprints

  • The simplicial volume of mapping tori of 3-manifolds
       (with M. Bucher), Preprint: arXiv:1812.10726.

  • Virtual Betti numbers of mapping tori of 3-manifolds
       Preprint: arXiv:1810.03057.

  • Steenrod problem and the domination relation
       (with J.-F. Lafont), Topology Appl. 255 (2019), 32--40.

  • Anosov diffeomorphisms of products II. Aspherical manifolds
       Preprint: arXiv:1806.03447.

  • On a problem of Hopf for circle bundles over aspherical manifolds with hyperbolic fundamental groups
       Preprint: arXiv:1712.03582.

  • Sets of degrees of maps between SU(2)-bundles over the 5-sphere
       (with J.-F. Lafont), Transform. Groups (to appear).

  • Anosov diffeomorphisms of products I. Negative curvature and rational homology spheres
       Preprint: arXiv:1709.05511.

  • Domination between different products and finiteness of associated semi-norms
       Preprint: arXiv:1705.09943.

  • Invariant incompressible surfaces in reducible 3-manifolds
       (with S. Wang), Ergodic Theory Dynam. Systems (to appear).

  • Ordering Thurston's geometries by maps of non-zero degree
       J. Topol. Anal. 10 (2018), 853--872.

  • Degrees of self-maps of products
       Int. Math. Res. Not. IMRN 22 (2017), 6977--6989.

  • Fundamental groups of aspherical manifolds and maps of non-zero degree
       Groups Geom. Dyn. 12 (2018), 637--677.

  • On stability of non-domination under taking products
       (with D. Kotschick and C. Löh), Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 144 (2016), 2705--2710.

  • Branched coverings of simply connected manifolds
       Topology Appl. 178 (2014), 360--371.

  • On three-manifolds dominated by circle bundles
       (with D. Kotschick), Math. Zeitschrift 274 (2013), 21--32.


    Recent and Forthcoming Invited talks

    2019

  • University of Minnesota, Differential Geometry and Symplectic Topology seminar, Apr 2019
  • Workshop on Riemannian and Simplicial Volume, Karlsruhe, Apr 2019
  • ETH Zurich, Geometry seminar, Mar 2019
  • Ohio State University, Topology seminar, Feb 2019
  • Einstein Chair Mathematics Seminar, CUNY Graduate Center, Feb 2019
  • Cornell University, Topology and Geometric Group Theory seminar, Jan 2019

    2018

  • University of Geneva, Topology and Geometry seminar, Nov 2018
  • IHES, Mathematics seminar, Sep 2018
  • University of Cyprus, Colloquium, Aug 2018
  • University of Fribourg, Geometry seminar, May 2018
  • Cornell University, Topology and Geometric Group Theory seminar, Feb 2018
  • Ohio State University, Geometric Group Theory seminar, Feb 2018

    2017

  • University of Warwick, Symposium seminar on Geometry, Topology and Dynamics in Low Dimensions, Nov 2017
  • University of Geneva, Groups and Geometry seminar, Nov 2017
  • University of Minnesota, Differential Geometry and Symplectic Topology seminar, May 2017
  • National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Colloquium, Apr 2017
  • 51st Spring Topology and Dynamics conference, Jersey City, New Jersey, Mar 2017

    2016

  • Peking University, Topology seminar, June 2016
  • SUNY Binghamton, Geometry and Topology seminar, Apr 2016
  • 50th Spring Topology and Dynamics conference, Waco, Texas, Mar 2016
  • University of Geneva, Groups and Geometry seminar, Jan 2016

    2015

  • University of Athens, Geometry seminar, June 2015
  • University of Cyprus, Colloquium, May 2015
  • University of Chicago, Geometry/Topology seminar, May 2015
  • Ohio State University, Geometric Group Theory seminar, May 2015
  • Caltech, Geometry and Topology seminar, Apr 2015
  • Geometric Topology workshop, Oberwolfach, Jan 2015

    2014

  • SUNY Binghamton, Geometry and Topology seminar, Nov 2014
  • Cornell University, Topology and Geometric Group Theory seminar, Sep 2014
  • Geometric Topology conference, Bilbao, July 2014
  • University of Pisa, Geometry seminar, Jan 2014

    2013

  • University of Fribourg, Colloquium, Nov 2013
  • Marseille University, Algebra, Dynamics and Topology seminar, Oct 2013
  • University of Cyprus, Colloquium, Sep 2013
  • University of Munich, Geometry seminar, July 2013
  • University of Regensburg, Geometry and Global Analysis seminar, May 2013


    Borel Seminar 2018: Topology and Dynamics in the Swiss Alps