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Boris Springborn
Prof. Dr.
Boris Springborn

Technische Universität München
Zentrum Mathematik (M10)
Lehrstuhl für Geometrie und Visualisierung
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D-85748 Garching bei München

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[16] I. Izmestiev, R. B. Kusner, G. Rote, B. Springborn, J. M. Sullivan. There is no triangulation of the torus with vertex degrees 5, 6, ..., 6, 7 and related results: Geometric proofs for combinatorial theorems. Geom. Dedicata (published online 2012). arXiv:1207.3605
[15] A. Bobenko, U. Pinkall, B. Springborn. Discrete conformal maps and ideal hyperbolic polyhedra. arXiv:1005.2698 [math.GT], May 2010.
[14] B. Springborn, P. Schröder, U. Pinkall. Conformal Equivalence of Triangle Meshes. ACM Transactions on Graphics 27:3 [Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2008] (online). [PDF]
[13] M. Fisher, B. Springborn, P. Schröder, A. I. Bobenko. An algorithm for the construction of intrinsic delaunay triangulations with applications to digital geometry processing. Computing 81 (2007), 199-213 (online). [PDF]
[12] U. Pinkall, B. Springborn, S. Weißmann. A new doubly discrete analogue of smoke ring flow and the real time simulation of fluid flow. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40 (2007), 12563-12576 (online). arXiv:0708.0979 [nlin.SI].
[11] B. Springborn. A variational principle for weighted Delaunay triangulations and hyperideal polyhedra. J. Differential Geom. 78 (2008) 333-367 (online). [PDF]
[10] L. Kharevych, B. Springborn, P. Schröder. Discrete conformal maps via circle patterns. ACM Transactions on Graphics 25:2 (2006) 412-138 (online). [PDF]
[9] A. I. Bobenko, B. A. Springborn. A discrete Laplace-Beltrami operator for simplicial surfaces. Discrete Comput. Geom. 38:4 (2007) 740-756 (online). arXiv:math/0503219 [math.DG]
[8] B. A. Springborn. A unique representation of polyhedral types. Centering via Möbius transformations. Math. Z. 249:3 (2005), 513-517 (online). arXiv:math/0401005 [math.MG]
[7] A. I. Bobenko, T. Hoffmann, B. A. Springborn. Minimal surfaces from circle patterns: Geometry from combinatorics. Ann. of Math. 164:1 (2006), 231-264 (online). arXiv:math/0305184 [math.DG]
[6] A. I. Bobenko, B. A. Springborn. Variational principles for circle patterns and Koebe's theorem. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 356 (2004), 659-689 (online). [PDF].
[5] B. A. Springborn. Variational principles for circle patterns. PhD thesis, Technische Universität Berlin, 27 Nov 2003. Supervisor: A. I. Bobenko. Published online and as arXiv:math/0312363 [math.GT]. Errata page [PDF]
[4] A. I. Bobenko, T. V. Pavlyukevich, B. A. Springborn. Hyperbolic constant mean curvature one surfaces: Spinor representation and trinoids in hypergeometric functions. Math. Z. 245 (2003), 63--91 (online). arXiv:math/0206021 [math.DG]
[3] B. A. Springborn. Constructing circle patterns using a new functional. In H.-Chr. Hege and K. Polthier (eds.), Visualization and Mathematics III, Springer-Verlag, 2003. [ps.gz].
[2] B. A. Springborn. Bonnet pairs in the 3-sphere. In M. Guest, R. Miyaoka, and Y. Ohnita (eds.), Differential Geometry and Integrable Systems, Contemporary Mathematics series, volume 308, American Mathematical Society, 2002. [PDF]
[1] B. A. Springborn. The toy top, an integrable system of rigid body dynamics. Nonlinear Math. Phys. 7 (2000), 386--410 (online). [PDF]

Short CV

since 10.2011Professor, Technische Universität München
10.2010 — 09.2011Substitute professor, Universität Bonn
11.2008Habilitation, Technische Universität Berlin
01.2004 — 09.2011Postdoc, Technische Universität Berlin, member of Project F1 "Discrete Surface Parameterization" of DFG Research Center Matheon
12.2003PhD in mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin. Thesis: Variational principles for circle patterns. Advisor: A. I. Bobenko
11.1998 — 12.2003PhD student, Technische Universität Berlin, member of DFB Collaborative Research Centre 288 "Differential Geometry and Quantum Physics"
10.1998Diploma in mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin
1993 — 1998studied mathematics at the Freie Universität Berlin, Imperial College London, and the Technische Universität Berlin
1990Abitur, Paul-Natorp-Oberschule Berlin