Welcome to my home page!
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
Title: Universality of cohomology theories in algebraic geometry
Abstract: Motivic homotopy theory provides a framework for studying various cohomology theories of algebraic varieties. In this talk, we
will discuss how many interesting examples of these cohomology theories, such as algebraic K-theory or algebraic cobordism, acquire universality properties, which are based on certain covariance
structures of these cohomology theories. This is a summary of joint projects with Tom Bachmann, Elden Elmanto, Marc Hoyois, Joachim Jelisiejew, Adeel Khan, Denis Nardin, Vladimir Sosnilo and Burt
Totaro.