Welcome to the homepage of Niels Bernhardt


I received my diploma (Msc.) in physics at the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2004. Currently I am a PhD student of Rod Gover and Paul-Andi Nagy at the University of Auckland and member of the research group Geometry and Analysis.


My contact details:

Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland

Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 373 75 99 - 88781

E-mail: niels.bernhardt@math.auckland.ac.nz

I can be found in room 303-112


Research interests:

At the moment I am mainly interested in spin geomety. In particular generalised torsions of spin connections, parallel spinors and the implications on special geometries. In general I am interested in all aspects of differential geometry and mathematical physics, in particular string theory and relativity.


Scientific work:

- with Paul-Andi Nagy, "Spin holonomy algebras of self-dual 4-forms in R8", Journal of Lie Theory 17 (2007), No. 4, 829-857.

- with Paul-Andi Nagy, "On algebraic torsion forms and their spin holonomy algebras", Journal of Lie Theory 17 (2007), No. 2, 357-377.

- "On the N=1 supergravity action from type II string theories with background", diploma thesis 2004, diploma.ps.