02 September 2015

Martin Speirs, new PhD student

Martin SpeirsMartin Speirs is employed as a PhD student from 1 September 2015, funded by Lars Hesselholt's Niels Bohr Professorship. Lars Hesselholt will be Martin’s PhD advisor.

Martin has a Master's and Bachelor's degree from UCPH where he studied a range of different topics e.g. representation theory, model theory and algebraic topology. His master thesis was titled "Model Categories with a view towards Rational Homotopy Theory" and was supervised by Kristian Moi. Martin studied Quillen's foundational work from the late 60s showing that rational homotopy theory could be described as the homotopy theory of dg Lie algebras.

Martin’s PhD research will be in the fields of topology and arithmetic geometry, specifically the study of topological Hochschild homology for perfectoid algebras.

Martin’s office is 04.0.04.