Univ.-Prof. Michael Eichmair, PhD

My pronouns are he/him.


Faculty of Mathematics
University of Vienna
Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1
1090 Vienna, Austria



I obtained my PhD in mathematics from Stanford University in June 2008. My doctoral advisor is Richard Schoen. After spending the summer as a Clay Liftoff Fellow, I moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a CLE Moore Instructor. Except for a leave in the academic year 2009/2010 that I spent at Monash University and the Albert Einstein Institute, I remained at MIT until January 2012. I spent the next three years as an Assistant Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich.

Since March 2015, I have been Full Professor and Chair of Global Analysis and Differential Geometry at the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Vienna.


I am a geometric analyst. I apply tools from the geometric calculus of variations, and develop new such tools, to tackle problems that arise in the theory of general relativity.

The best way to learn about my research is to look at my papers. Please see ORCID and MathSciNet for my published articles and arXiv for most of my preprints.


My research is supported by the START Programme Y963 of the Austrian Science Fund. Here is a list of publications that have been supported by this programme.

Previously, I was supported by grants of the National Science Foundation and the Swiss National Science Foundation.