Dmitri Pavlov

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University.

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Email: dmitri.pavlov[remove this text]

Research interests: homotopy theory, higher differential geometry, D-modules and mixed Hodge modules, factorization algebras, functorial quantum field theory, Tomita–Takesaki theory.

Invited talks I have given. A complete list of talks is also available.

Curriculum Vitæ: DVI, PostScript, PDF.


Dmitri Pavlov's articles on arXiv.

(with Jakob Scholbach) Modules over the de Rham cohomology spectrum.
(with Owen Gwilliam) Enhancing the filtered derived category.
doi:10.1016/j.jpaa.2018.01.004 (Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra 222:11 (2018), 3621–3674).
(with Jakob Scholbach) Homotopy theory of symmetric powers.
doi:10.4310/HHA.2018.v20.n1.a20 (Homology, Homotopy, and Applications 20:1 (2018), 359–397).
(with Daniel Berwick-Evans) Smooth one-dimensional topological field theories are vector bundles with connection.
(with Jakob Scholbach) Symmetric operads in abstract symmetric spectra.
doi:10.1017/S1474748017000202 (Journal of the Institute of Mathematics of Jussieu).
(with Jakob Scholbach) Admissibility and rectification of colored symmetric operads.
doi:10.1112/topo.12008 (Journal of Topology 11:3 (2018), 559–601).
Algebraic tensor products and internal homs of noncommutative Lp-spaces.
doi:10.1016/j.jmaa.2016.11.060 (Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 456:1 (2017), 229–244).


Brown representability via concordance. Manuscript in preparation.

(with Daniel Berwick-Evans and Pedro Boavida de Brito) Classifying spaces of infinity-sheaves. Manuscript in preparation.

(with Stephan Stolz and Peter Teichner) Differential cohomology via smooth topological field theories. Manuscript in preparation.

Noncommutative Lp-spaces of W*-categories and their applications to Lp-modules. Draft: PDF.

Jones index as a bicategorical trace. Draft: PDF.

Expository texts

A very gentle introduction to functorial field theory and Chern–Simons theory via bundle 2-gerbes. Handwritten notes of a series of lectures given at Texas Tech in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

Classification of irreducible representations of Heisenberg groups and algebras, notes of a talk given on December 11, 2007 at QFT Mini Conference at UC Berkeley: TeX, DVI, PostScript, PDF.


Lectures on the Atiyah-Singer index theorem, notes for a Spring 2011 course by Peter Teichner.

Notes of Spring 2010 Physics for Topologists Seminar at UC Berkeley.

Notes from Michael Hutchings' Spring 2008 course on Floer theory at UC Berkeley: TeX, DVI, PostScript, PDF.

Notes from Tsit-Yuen Lam's Fall 2007 course on finite group representation theory at UC Berkeley: TeX, DVI, PostScript, PDF.

Scans of papers by other authors.


Scripts for mathematics: automatic downloading of full texts and bibliographic information based on title or repository id.

tspell, a spell checker for TeX files like aspell (using libaspell), but with a much better support for TeX.

jpegtopdf and jbig2topdf, programs to assemble a bunch of JPEG/JBIG2 files into a PDF file. The latter was used to produce the bilevel PDF files on the scans page.

Macros for Knuth's TeX system.

Git tutorial for mathematicians.


Academic ancestors:
Peter Teichner • Matthias Kreck • Friedrich Hirzebruch • Heinz Hopf / Heinrich Behnke • Erhard Schmidt / Erich Hecke • David Hilbert • Ferdinand von Lindemann • Felix Klein • Julius Plücker • Christian Ludwig Gerling • Carl Friedrich Gauß • Johann Friedrich Pfaff
Tom Bachmann • Daniel Berwick-Evans • Pedro Boavida de Brito • Owen Gwilliam • Alex Kahle • Santosh Kandel • Jakob Scholbach • Stephan Stolz • Peter Teichner


Fall 2018: Mathematics 5324 (Topology I), TuTh 11–12:30 in MA 113. Syllabus, notes.

Fall 2018: Mathematics 5365 (Analysis of Algorithms), TuTh 12:30–2 in MA 113. Syllabus.

Spring 2018: Mathematics 6325 (Category Theory), MWF 9–10 in MA 115. Office hours: MWF 3–4 in MA 19D. Syllabus, notes, homework: 1, 2, 3.

Fall 2017: Mathematics 2360 (Linear Algebra), Section 002, MWF 2–3 in MA 110. Syllabus, notes.


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