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!


Jun 26, 2024 Online talk about my PhD project on July 3rd at the Morningside Center of Mathematics, Beijing (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.
Jan 22, 2024 Invited to Dagstuhl Seminar 24122 - Low-Dimensional Embeddings of High-Dimensional Data: Algorithms and Applications, Mar 17 – Mar 22. Looking forward to interesting discussions!