Job Title
Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair
Christina W. Tønnesen-Friedman, professor of mathematics
Office Location
Bailey Hall
Room
200A
Ph.D., Odense University, Denmark
Cand.Scient., Odense University, Denmark
Special Interests
The overarching motivation in my research is the classification and explicit construction of Riemannian metrics with properties that generalize the Einstein property. For the first many years of my career I studied this in the realm of Kähler Geometry. I mostly focused on extremal Kähler metrics but I also considered constant scalar curvature metrics, (generalized) Ricci solitons, weakly Bochner-flat metrics, and other Kähler metrics with special geometric properties.

In the last few years I have expanded this interest to include the odd-dimensional sibling of Kähler geometry, namely Sasakian Geometry.