Volker Branding


ORCID: 0000-0002-1535-1474

Contact Information

University of Vienna
Faculty of Mathematics
Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, Room 03.130
1090 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 4277 50780
E-Mail: volker[dot]branding[at]univie[dot]ac[dot]at

Research interests

My research interests are at the intersection of differential geometry, geometric analysis and mathematical physics. In particular, I am interested in harmonic maps and their higher order generalizations such as biharmonic maps. Moreover, I investigate action functionals that arise in theoretical physics with the tools of the geometric calculus of variations.

Short CV

Current Research Group

Publications and Preprints

Projects and Prizes


I have been involved in the organization of the following workshops:

Invited talks

Upcoming talks

Past talks

A list of talks that I have given can be found here.


If you are looking for a supervisor for your Bachelor or Master thesis in the field of Analysis or Geometry please feel free to send me an email!
A list of courses that I have taught in the past can be found here.