## Harald Skarke

Institute for Theoretical Physics
TU Wien
Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10 / E136
A-1040 Wien
Austria
- email: my surname at the address of this webpage,
- or the generic TU Wien email

### Research and publications

Much of my work is related to the geometry of string compactifications.
The relevant spaces are known as Calabi-Yau manifolds.
Standard string compactifications use Calabi-Yau threefolds whereas a
variant called F-theory relies on fourfolds.
- Certain Calabi-Yau n-folds can be described via so-called reflexive polytopes
in n+1 dimensions.
By classifying reflexive 4-polytopes, the late
Maximilian Kreuzer
and I created
the world's largest database of Calabi-Yau threefolds, sometimes
referred to as the "Kreuzer-Skarke list".

- Together with Friedrich Schöller I also generated the
largest set of fourfolds.

- Max Kreuzer, I and others developed the package
PALP
for handling these data.

- See the
Calabi-Yau data website for further information and related issues.

More on these and other research interests, such as the effects of inhomogeneity on the evolution of the universe, can be found in my publications, as listed in this pdf file or by INSPIRE.
### Curriculum vitae

See this pdf file.
### Teaching

Currently I only teach the courses "Geometry, Topology and Physics" 1 and 2
(in winter / summer, respectively), as
listed in TISS.