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Curriculum Vitæ

Barbara Gentz
Faculty of Mathematics
University of Bielefeld


Technical University Berlin

University of Zurich
Adviser Prof. Dr. Erwin Bolthausen

Technical University Berlin
Adviser Prof. Dr. Manfred Breger


Professor of Mathematics
University of Bielefeld, Germany
Jan 2008 – present

Associate Professor of Mathematics
University of Bielefeld, Germany
Oct 2006 – Jan 2008

Research Associate (permanent apppointment)
Research Group "Interacting Random Systems"
Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin, Germany
Oct 1998 – Sept 2006

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 1996 – Sept 1998

Teaching Assistant
Institute for Applied Mathematics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 1990 – Sept 1996


(American Mathematical Society)

(German Mathematical Society)

DMV-Fachgruppe Mathematische Physik
(Special Interest Group for Mathematical Physics)

DMV-Fachgruppe Stochastik
(Special Interest Group for Probability and Statistics)

(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems

(European Women in Mathematics)

Funded Projects

Collaborative Research Center (CRC 1283)
Taming uncertainty and profiting from randomness and low regularity in analysis, stochastics and their applications
Project B4: Stochastic dynamics on networks and metastability
(principal investigator, 2017 – )

International Research Training Group (IRTG 2235) Bielefeld – Seoul 서울
Searching for the regular in the irregular: Analysis of singular and random systems
(participating scientist, 2016 – )

Collaborative Research Center (CRC 701)
Spectral structures and topological methods in mathematics
Project A3: Stochastic dynamics and bifurcations
(principal investigator, 2008 –2017)
Project A9: Dynamics and asymptotic behaviour of stochastic evolution systems
(principal investigator, jointly with Wolf-Jürgen Beyn and Michael Röckner, 2013–2017)

International Graduate College (IGK 1132) Beijing 北京 – Bielefeld
Stochastics and Real World Models
(participating scientist, second grant period 2010–2014)

Modélisation stochastique de systèmes hors équilibre
ACI, funded by the French Ministère délégué à la Recherche
(participating scientist, 2004–2008)

Academic Service

SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems (SIADS)
Associate editor (2012 –2020)

Springer Studium Mathematik
Series Coeditor (2014 – )

Academic Service

SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems
Member of the Advisory Board (2018 – 2019, 2020 – 2021)

Academic Service

European Women in Mathematics
Regional coordinator for Germany (2013 – )

Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung
Beauftragte für Chancengleichheit (2013 – 2018)