Bonn Topology Group
Welcome to the home page of the topology group at the University of Bonn and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics. The group consists of Professors Carl-Friedrich Bödigheimer, Matthias Kreck and Stefan Schwede at the Mathematical Institute, Professor Wolfgang Lück at the Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics and the Mathematical Institute, Professor Peter Teichner at the Max Planck Institute, and their assistants, postdocs, and PhD or Master students.
Our main field of investigation is algebraic and differential
topology. For the
non-specialist, there is an archive of essays
about algebraic topology hosted by Davis' Algebraic Topology
We have listed below our most representative research interests. The individual home pages, which you can access from the members page, contain further information.
- Algebraic K- and L-theory
- Configuration spaces
- Moduli spaces
- Equivariant and stable homotopy theory
- 4-dimensional and higher-dimensional manifolds
- Generalized cohomology and field theories
- Stratified spaces and stratifolds
- Structured ring spectra
Information for students
Information on our lectures and seminars is available through the
links of our weekly schedule.
Prospective Master or PhD students are welcome to contact Professor Bödigheimer, Professor Kreck, Professor Lück, Professor Schwede or Professor Teichner. The Graduiertenkolleg "Homotopy and cohomology" awards doctoral fellowships for studies in Bochum, Bonn or Düsseldorf. Other possible sources of funding for graduate students are the International Max Planck Research School and the Bonn International Graduate School in Mathematics.
We collaborate through personal research projects, seminars or workshops with several other Institutes. Topologists of Nordrhein-Westfalen meet twice a year at the NRW Topology Meeting. Every other week (during the semester), we participate in the Homotopy Theory Seminar Bochum-Bonn-Düsseldorf-Wuppertal which serves as the "Research Seminar" of the Graduiertenkolleg "Homotopy and cohomology".
If you would like to receive emails with information about topology activities in Bonn, please subscribe to the Bonn topology mailing list. There is a separate AG Homotopie mailing list for participants of the Homotopy Theory Seminar Bochum-Bonn-Düsseldorf-Wuppertal taking place on Thursday afternoons because this seminar also involves people from outside Bonn. In both cases, we kindly ask you to use your real name when subscribing so that we can verify that you are a human being with interest in topology (rather than a machine with interest in spam).