D. Lukas B. Brantner

E-mail:  brantner@maths.ox.ac.uk

I am a Junior Research Fellow of Merton College at the University of Oxford. In the spring of 2019, I was also a Della Pietra Fellow in the Derived Algebraic Geometry programme at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. Before, I worked as a Researcher (Scientific Assistant) at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.

Until 2017, I was a graduate student of Jacob Lurie in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge (St. John's College).

My current research interests lie in chromatic homotopy theory, derived algebraic geometry, and combinatorial topology. Previously, I have carried out some research in geometric group theory with Danny Calegari. I am also interested in abelian, non-abelian, and p-adic Hodge theory.

Here is my CV. If you would like to see my current research statement, please send me a message.


The Lubin-Tate Theory of Configuration Spaces: I (with Hahn and Knudsen), submitted.   Paper.

Deformation Theory and Partition Lie Algebras (with Mathew), submitted. Oberwolfach report.   Paper.

The Action of Young Subgroups on the Partition Complex (with Arone), submitted. Recorded talk at BanffPaper.

The Lubin-Tate Theory of Spectral Lie Algebras. Thesis.

The vn-periodic Goodwillie Tower on Wedges and Cofibres (with Heuts). Paper to appear in Homology, Homotopy and Applications.

On the Complexity of Sails (Appendix by Freddie Manners). Paper published in the Pacific Journal of Mathematics.

Expository Articles

Abelian and Nonabelian Hodge Theory. Article.

The p-adic Hodge Theory of Semistable Galois Representations. Article.


In Michaelmas 2019, I will teach a topics class on Koszul duality.
In 2018/2019, I held geometry and analytic topology tutorials and organised an advanced class on chromatic homotopy theory at Oxford.
In January 2018, I gave a Mini-Course on the Partition Complex at the MPI in Bonn.
At Harvard, I delivered Vector Calculus lectures ("Math 21a") in the Fall of 2015 and in the Spring of 2017.


I co-organised the double-conference "Higher Algebra and Mathematical Physics" at the MPI in Bonn and the PI in Waterloo. While visiting Berkeley, I co-organised a block seminar on elliptic cohomology. In Boston, I organised three rounds of the Harvard-MIT graduate topology seminar "Juvitop" on the Kervaire Invariant One Problem, Rational Homotopy and Formality, and Algebraic K-Theory. I also co-organised the Harvard graduate seminar "Trivial Notions".