I am Matthias Goerner (or "Görner" in native German spelling).
I love math, programming, animation, Tango, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
I studied math and computer science at Berkeley and was really fascinated by hyperbolic geometry. I gave a talk for general audiences explaining my research as an informal thesis defense (there is no defense at the Berkeley math department).
Since June 2012, I am working as a software engineer at Pixar animation studio. I am currently developing new features for Pixar's in-House animation software that will be used in the next Pete Docter film "Inside Out". I am happy to be surrounded by so many smart engineers and talented artists.
News (2014/10/03): The new trailer is out.
I occasionally still do math research with Christian Zickert and am still developing and maintaing the ptolemy module that allows one to study PGL(N,C)-represenatations of 3-manifolds. There is video of the talk I gave about it at the "Topology, Geometry and Group Theory, Informed by Experiment" conference at ICERM, Brown University in October 2013.
News (2014/10/05): I will give another talk about the ptolemy module in June 2015 at "Representations of 3-manifold groups, geometric structures and exact computations" conference at Jussieu in Paris in June 2015.
News (2014/10/05): I will give a talk about my research on regular tessellation links (relating to arithmetic links and prinicipal congruence groups) on October 22nd, 2014 at the Berkeley Topology Seminar.
Email: enischte at gmail dot com