27 September 2019

Marie Curie grant to Simon Gritschacher


Simon Gritschacher, postdoc at the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation, has won the competitive Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, which he will carry at our department.

Simon GritschacherThe duration of the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie fellowship is 24 months, starting 1 September 2019. The monetary value of the grant is a bit more than 207.000 Euro.

The project title is “Homotopy theory of spaces of homomorphisms”.

The objective is to analyse the topology of certain moduli spaces that arise by considering representations of infinite discrete groups in Lie groups. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in their homological and homotopical properties. Simon hopes to further these developments, where his focus will lie on the analysis of the stable homotopy type of these interesting spaces. The methods by which these moduli spaces are studied comprise a beautiful mix of topology, representation theory, and algebraic geometry.

Simon has been working as a postdoc at the Department of Mathematical Sciences since 1 October 2017 where he joined the topology group and the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation. His postdoc mentor is Professor Jesper Grodal.

Simon completed his Bachelor degree at the Technische Universität München, his Master degree at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and his PhD at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Ulrike Tillmann.