Welcome to my home page!
I'm a CNRS researcher in Paris, at IMJ-PRG (Sorbonne).
My background is in motivic homotopy theory,
which applies powerful methods of algebraic topology
to shed light on mysteries of algebraic geometry.
I did my PhD under supervision of Marc Levine
at the Duisburg-Essen University.
And here is a story how my PhD program started: Jail-dreaming
"The more I learned, the more conscious did I become of the fact that I was ridiculous. So that for me my years of hard work at the university seem in the end to have existed for the sole purpose of demonstrating and proving to me, the more deeply engrossed I became in my studies, that I was an utterly absurd person."
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
E-mail: yakerson at imj-prg.fr