Michael Bleher

Physics, Maths, and Science.


Mathematikon 02/232 & 5/203

Im Neuenheimer Feld 205

69120 Heidelberg

Hi, I’m a Postdoc based at the Institute for Mathematics, Heidelberg University, and associated with STRUCTURES.

I recently finished my PhD in Mathematical Physics on connections between topologically twisted supersymmetric field theories, Floer theories, and knot homologies under the supervision of Johannes Walcher.

Currently, I’m switching gears and my new project revolves around geometric neighbour embeddings, with the ultimate goal of extracting dynamical information from single cell RNA velocity data during cell differentiation. This research is part of the Applied Analysis and Modelling in Biosciences group of Anna Marciniak-Czochra and developed in collarboration with Anna Wienhard at the MPI MiS.

In general, I’m fascinated by the unreasonable effectiveness of abstract mathematics in the natural sciences and vice versa. I’m always happy to chat about new examples!


Jul 15, 2024 Happy to be accepted for a contributed talk about our TDA work on the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 at the 4th workshop on Computational Persistence, Sep 23 to Sep 27, TU Graz.
Jun 26, 2024 Online talk about my PhD project at the Morningside Center of Mathematics, Beijing, July 3rd. [Slides]
Jun 7, 2024 New preprint: An Algebraic Framework for the Modeling of Limit Order Books. Accompanying blog post here. This is in continuation of earlier work on limit order books with my brother, Johannes Bleher, University of Hohenheim.
Apr 5, 2024 New blog post processing one of the ideas I’ve picked up at Dagstuhl.
Mar 4, 2024 Visiting the MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, Mar 11 - Mar 15.