Short CV Anand Dessai



  • 1992 Diplom (Bonn) under the guidance of Prof. Friedrich Hirzebruch, title of the diploma thesis: Fast komplexe Strukturen auf Mannigfaltigkeiten (Almost complex structures on manifolds)
  • 1996 Ph.D. (Mainz) under the guidance of Prof. Matthias Kreck, title of the dissertation: Rigidity theorems for Spin^c-manifolds and applications
  • 09-12.1996: University of Bielefeld
  • 01-03.1997: University of Cambridge
  • 2002 Habilitation (Augsburg), title of the habilitation: Elliptic genera, positive curvature and symmetry
  • 2002-2003: Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2004-2006: Professor at the University of Münster (permanent C3)
  • since fall 2006: Full Professor at the University of Fribourg
  • academic years 2009-2010 and 2013-2014: President of the Department of Mathematics, University of Fribourg
  • since 01.01.2016: President of the Swiss Mathematical Society (SMS)