Andrea Bianchi

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Mathematical Institute
University of Bonn
Endenicher Allee 60
53115 Bonn

Phone +49-(0)228-73-62208
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Room Endenicher Allee 60, Room 4.020


I am a postdoc at the University of Bonn in the research group of Carl-Friedrich Bödigheimer. Previously I was a PhD student under Prof. Bödigheimer's supervision.
During my PhD I have worked on several problems related to configuration spaces of surfaces and braid groups. My PhD thesis deals with Hurwitz spaces and how they approximate the homotopy type of moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces.
Here you find the slides of my PhD defence
Here you find my PhD thesis
From October 2020 I will be a postdoc at the University of Copenhagen.


During the summer semester 2020 I am organising a graduate seminar on Operads in Algebra and Topology together with Florian Kranhold.


Splitting of the homology of the punctured mapping class group
Journal of Topology, Volume 13, Issue 3 (2020), 1230-1260.

Topological complexity of unordered configuration spaces of surfaces
joint with David Recio-Mitter, Algebraic & Geometric Topology, Volume 19, Number 3 (2019), 1359-1384.


Braid groups, mapping class groups and their homology with twisted coefficients.

On the homology of the commutator subgroup of the pure braid group.