Florian Kranhold

[Florian Kranhold]

Address Mathematical Institute
University of Bonn
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53115 Bonn
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I am a third year Ph.D. student of Carl-Friedrich Bödigheimer. My Ph.D. project deals with various coloured topological operads, which allow arguments of ‘higher multiplicity’. Particular examples are clustered versions of May’s little cubes or of Tillmann’s surface operad. On the one hand, their free algebras are certain clustered configuration spaces which have been studied recently. On the other hand, they act on moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces with multiple boundary curves. This gives rise to a collection of operations on the homology of moduli spaces which help us to understand unstable classes, and may also exhibit variations of the classical moduli spaces as an infinite loop space in the spirit of Madsen and Weiss.


n the upcoming summer term 2021, I will be tutor for the lecture Algebraic Topology 2 given by Carl-Friedrich Bödigheimer. In the summer term 2020, I co-organised a graduate seminar on Operads in Algebra and Topology together with Andrea Bianchi. Moreover, I have been tutor for the following topology lectures:

WiSe 2020/21 Algebraic Topology 1Carl-Friedrich Bödigheimer
SoSe 2020 Algebraic Topology 2Christoph Winges
WiSe 2019/20Algebraic Topology 1Wolfgang Lück
SoSe 2019 Topology 2 Daniel Kasprowski
WiSe 2018/19Topology 1 Wolfgang Lück
SoSe 2018 Einführung in die Geometrie und TopologieWolfgang Lück


  • Splittings and deloopings of vertical configuration spaces

    We introduce a labelled version of the configuration spaces \(V(\mathbb{R}^{p,q})\) of vertically aligned clusters and prove a stable splitting result for them. On the other hand, these spaces turn out to be algebras over the little \((p+q)\)-cubes operad \(\mathscr{C}_{p+q}\). We will give a geometric model for the \(p\)-fold bar construction, and additionally for the \((p+q)\)-fold bar construction in the case \(q=1\).

  • Vertical configuration spaces and their homology

    We introduce ordered and unordered configuration spaces of ‘clusters’ of points in an Euclidean space \(\mathbb{R}^d\), where points in each cluster have to satisfy a ‘verticality’ condition, depending on a decomposition \(d=p+q.\) We compute the homology in the ordered case and prove homological stability in the unordered case.

  • Moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces and symmetric products: A combinatorial description of the Mumford–Miller–Morita classes

    This is my master thesis which was finished in the summer term 2018 under the supervision of Carl-Friedrich Bödigheimer. Its main result is a Poincaré–Lefschetz correspondene between the Mumford–Miller–Morita classes in the cohomology of moduli spaces and certain simplicial subcomplexes of Bödigheimer’s model of parallel slit domains.

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