Postdocs and PhD students

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The current postdocs and PhD students at the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation are here listed with photos and research interests.  Click on a name to jump to research interests.

Postdocs PhD students

Research interests


Daniel Bergh (PhD, Stockholm University): My reserach is in algebraic geometry. More specifically, I am interested in the theory of algebraic stacks, resolution of singularities and motivic invariants. I have also done some work in non-commutative geometry.
Kaj Börjeson (PhD, Stockholm University 2017): I am interested in topology and algebra, especially topics connected to Koszul duality, rational homotopy theory, Hochschild cohomology, operads and BV-algebras.
Simon Gritschacher Simon Gritschacher (PhD, University of Oxford 2016): My research is in algebraic topology and I am specifically interested in generalised cohomology theories, and in spaces of representations and their homotopy theory.
Cody Gunton (PhD, University of Arizona, 2018): My research focuses on questions in p-adic Hodge theory and the theory of degenerations of algebraic varieties,
Ryomei Iwasa (PhD, University of Tokyo, 2018): My research interests are algebraic K-theory, algebraic cycles, motives, Hodge theory and (topological) cyclic homology.
Anssi Lahtinen (PhD, Stanford University, 2010): My research interests lie in algebraic topology and homotopy theory, in particular string topology of classifying spaces and its applications to group homology and cohomology.
Rubén Martos (PhD, University Paris Diderot): My research interests are non-commutative geometry and operator algebras. Specifically, I have been studying the interplay between quantum groups and K-theory in the context of the Baum-Connes conjecture. I intend to carry on my previous research as well as to extend my activities to other subjects in the domain.
Alexandra Muñoz (PhD, University of New York): My research interests include developing applications of mathematics and physics to better describe cellular function, generalize intracellular chemistry, and re-map the cytosolic space.
Thomas Wasserman (PhD, Oxford 2018): Myresearch focuses on Topological Quantum Field Theories in low dimensions and connects with Conformal Field Theory, Fusion Categories and Higher Categories, as well as some Physics.

PhD students

Clemens Borys (advisors: M. Rørdam & M. Musat): My research focuses on the interplay of groups, groupoids and C*-algebras. For my Master's thesis I constructed a topological bicategory of C*-correspondences, establishing a notion of continuous actions by correspondences, such that these reflect the original notions of continuous fields of C*-algebras and C*-correspondences by Fell. In a first research project, I will study recent techniques to understand the structure of groupoid C*-algebras.
Kevin Aguyar Brix (advisor: S. Eilers): I am interested in the interrelation between topological dynamical systems and their induced operator algebras.
More precisely, I study to which degree relations such as flow equivalence, orbit equivalence or conjugacy is reflected and remembered in the corresponding C*-algebras along with its diagonal.
Francesco Campagna (advisor: F. Pazuki): My main research interest is algebraic number theory and I will carry out a project concerning elliptic curves with complex multiplication and their singular moduli.
Zhipeng Duan (advisor: J.M. Møller): My PhD project is concerned about the K-theory of p-posets: More concretely, I will compute the homology groups and K-theory of the p-posets of some specific finite groups G and verify the Knörr-Robinson's conjecture in these cases.
Kaif Hilman (advisor: J. Grodal): I am interested in algebraic topology and will do research in derived group actions for particular examples of groups and topological spaces.
Joshua Hunt (advisor J. Grodal): I will be investigating and calculating Picard groups in algebra and topology. It is expected that this will be done through derived induction theory, relating a G-invariant object to those obtained by restricting to collections of subgroups.
Mikala Ørsnes Jansen (advisor: S. Galatius): My research will be in the interplay between homology of groups and the theory of manifolds. Arithmetic groups share many features with diffeomorphism groups of manifolds. One goal will be to better understand the interplay between these two areas. 
Malte Leip (advisors: J. Grodal & L. Hesselholt): My interests lie in homotopy theory, particularly where homotopy theory and algebra meet in the form of higher algebra. My PhD project has a working title of "Topological Hochschild Homology of Log Schemes".
Henning Olai Milhøj (advisor: M. Rørdam): My interests are in approximation properties and classification theory of C*-algebras, and my first goal is to study which groups have strongly quasidiagonal C*-algebras.
Daria Poliakova (advisors: L. Hesselholt & R. Nest): I am interested in algebraic topology, homotopical algebra and DG categories. My PhD project is to be about topological Hochschild homology.
Philipp Lothar Schmitt (advisor: R. Nest): My research is primarily in the field of formal deformation quantization and its links to strict quantization. In my master thesis, I worked on a construction of strict Wick type star products on coadjoint orbits due to Karabegov. I could find a locally convex topology on the sphere with respect to which this star product becomes continuous.
Robin Sroka (advisor: N. Wahl): My research interests lie at the intersection of algebraic topology and geometric group theory. The preliminary goal of my PhD project is to investigate the relation between homological stability phenomena and properties of certain (semi-)simplicial sets.