Lukas Wessels

About Me

I am currently a visiting scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology hosted by Andrzej Święch. Previously, I completed my PhD at Technische Universität Berlin and the Berlin Mathematical School. My supervisor was Wilhelm Stannat. My research is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) via grant CRC 910.

Contact

wessels (at) math.tu-berlin.de

Technische Universität Berlin
Sekretariat MA 7-2
Straße des 17. Juni 136
10623 Berlin
Germany

Research Interests

  • Stochastic Reaction-Diffusion Systems
  • Stochastic Optimal Control in Infinite Dimensions
  • Backward Stochastic (Partial) Differential Equations
  • Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman Equations

Publications

Doctoral Thesis:

See also my Google Scholar Profile.

Talks

Courses Taught

  • Winter semester 2020/2021: Differential Equations I, Institute of Mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Winter semester 2018/2019: Calculus II for Engineering, Institute of Mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Summer semester 2018: Stochastics for Computer Science, Institute of Mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Winter semester 2017/2018: Calculus I for Engineering, Institute of Mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Winter semester 2014/2015: Mathematics and Statistics for Biology, Institute of Mathematics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Book Recommendations

These are some books that speak to me as a mathematician and have informed the way I think about my career.

  • Timothy Gowers, June Barrow-Green, and Imre Leader (eds.): Princeton Companion to Mathematics. Contains introductions to (almost) all areas of modern pure mathematics. Great to broaden the mathematical horizon.
  • Paul R. Halmos: I Want to be a Mathematician (freely available). Paints a good picture of what it’s like to be a professional mathematician in the US: Starting from high school, going through undergrad, grad school, postdoc, all ranks of professor and a department chair.
  • Allison K Henrich, Emille D. Lawrence, Matthew A. Pons, and David G. Taylor (eds.): Living Proof (freely available). Tells the stories of 41 mathematicians and how they got to where they are now, highlighting obstacles they had to overcome on their journeys.