Martin David Palmer -- Seminar -- Braid groups and configuration spaces
Braid groups and configuration spaces
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S2D5 — Braid groups and configuration spaces
Sommersemester 2019

Time and place: Tuesday 10–12 in seminar room 0.008 (Endenicher Allee 60)

There are still some talks available; please email me if you are interested.

Link to the entry in Basis.


  • The lecture course Einführung in die Geometrie und Topologie, in particular the fundamental group and covering space theory.
  • The lecture course Topologie I, in particular homology.

Office hours

  • Time and day to be decided; room 4.019.
  • Note: please email or speak to me in advance to arrange a meeting during the office hours.

The German version of this webpage is here


The programme of the seminar (with references and abstracts for the talks) is available as a pdf here: (en)(de).

1. Definitions of braid groups. 02.04.2019 Arne Beines
2. Fibre bundles, classifying spaces and homotopy groups. 09.04.2019 Nicolas Schmitt
3. The pure braid group and the centre of the braid group. 16.04.2019 Jonas Nehme
4. Configuration spaces and spaces of polynomials. 23.04.2019 Erik Babuschkin
5. Automorphisms of free groups. 30.04.2019 Johanna Luz
6. Braid groups as mapping class groups. 07.05.2019 Nicolai Gerber
7. Surface braid groups and the Birman exact sequence. 14.05.2019 ...
8. Braid groups and links. 21.05.2019 Roman Pleskovsky
9. Markov's theorem. 28.05.2019 Koen van Greevenbroek
10. Homological representations of braid groups – the Burau representation. 04.06.2019 Sid Maibach
11. The Lawrence-Krammer-Bigelow representations of braid groups. 18.06.2019 ...
12. Linearity of the braid groups. 25.06.2019 ...
13. Mod-2 cohomology of braid groups. 02.07.2019 ...
14. Integral homological stability for braid groups. 09.07.2019 Peng Hui How