Florian Schweiger is originally from the German region of Bavaria. He was fascinated by mathematics already as a high school student, and he participated twice in the International Mathematical Olympiad. From 2011 to 2016 he studied mathematics at the University of Bonn, and he then studied for a year at the University of Toronto before returning to the University of Bonn to pursue his PhD in mathematics under the supervision of Prof. Stefan Müller.
During that time, he spent three months at New York University, where he met Prof. Ofer Zeitouni. From 2020 he will be a postdoctoral researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science, working with Prof. Zeitouni.
Florian‘s research interests lie in the interplay of analysis, probability theory and mathematical physics. His main focus is on so-called random interface models. Such models arise when studying thermal fluctuations in interfaces in nature, such as the walls of cells in organisms or the boundary layer between a block of ice and the surrounding water.
Random interface models are also interesting from a purely mathematical point of view, and they are connected to a variety of other probabilistic models. Even for the simplest models, there are still challenging open questions.
During his time at the Weizmann Institute, Florian plans to study random interface models in more detail and to explore some other connections between analysis and probability theory.