Mura Yakerson

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I'm a Hermann-Weyl-Instructor at ETH Zürich, 
at the Institute for Mathematical Research (FIM)

My mentor is Rahul Pandharipande.

The focus of my research is 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

My News


Title Twisted K-theory in motivic homotopy theory
Abstract: In this talk, we will speak about algebraic K-theory of vector bundles twisted by a Brauer class, and its place in motivic homotopy theory. In particular, we will discuss a new approach to the motivic spectral sequence for twisted K-theory, constructed earlier by Bruno Kahn and Marc Levine. The talk is based on joint work in progress, with Elden Elmanto and Denis Nardin.

TitleThe beauty of the beast: the Hilbert scheme of infinite affine space

Abstract: Various invariants have been computed for Hilbert schemes of surfaces, however our knowledge about Hilbert schemes (of points) of higher dimensional schemes is quite limited. In particular, Hilbert schemes of n-dimensional affine spaces have very complicated geometry for high n. In this talk we will discuss the homotopy type of the Hilbert scheme of infinite dimensional affine space, which turns out to be surprisingly simple. We will also mention the motivation for this result, coming from algebraic K-theory. Based on joint work with Marc Hoyois, Joachim Jelisiejew, Denis Nardin, and Burt Totaro.