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 PaulAndi 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 Email: niels.bernhardt@math.auckland.ac.nz I can be found in room 303112
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 PaulAndi Nagy, "Spin holonomy algebras of selfdual 4forms in R^{8}", Journal of Lie Theory 17 (2007), No. 4, 829857.  with PaulAndi Nagy, "On algebraic torsion forms and their spin holonomy algebras", Journal of Lie Theory 17 (2007), No. 2, 357377.  "On the N=1 supergravity action from type II string theories with background", diploma thesis 2004, diploma.ps.
