CV
A summary of my past occupations, education, writing and talks. A more extensive CV is available upon request.
Work and Education
April 2019  April 2023University of Oxford
Postdoc in Mathematics
University of Oxford
PhD in Computer Science and Mathematics
University of Cambridge
Master’s degree in Mathematics
ETH Zurich
BSc in Physics
Writing
Papers, books, theses

“Weak computadic shapes for higher category theory”, 2022, Dorn + Douglas, In preparation

“Manifold diagrams and tame tangles”, Dorn + Douglas, 2022, In preparation

“Framed combinatorial topology”, 2021, Dorn + Douglas, arxiv:2112.14700. (264 pages)

“Associative \(n\)categories”, 2018, PhD thesis, Oxford University Research Archive. (503 pages)

“Datastructure for higher sesquicategories”, 2016, unpublished note, Oxford. [pdf]

“Basic concepts in homotopy theory”, 2015, Term Paper, Oxford. [pdf]

“Enriched category theory”, 2014, Part III essay, Cambridge. [pdf]

“Phenomenology of the Higgs Boson: Production and Decay”, 2013, BSc Proseminar Paper, ETH Zurich.
Notes

Note on categorical concepts in the definition of factorization homology. [pdf]
Talks

“Generalized Differential Cohomology” (Nov 2021), Advanced Topology Class, Oxford, (related note)

Series of 10 talks on framed combinatorial topology (Apr  June 2021), Topology Group, Oxford

“Transversal Stratifications” (Mar 2020), Higher Categories and Categorification @ MSRI

”\(\otimes\)Excision theorem for factorization homology” (Nov 2019), Advanced Topology Seminar, Oxford

“Higher stratified Morse Theory” (Oct 2019), Topology Seminar, Oxford

“On how to continue the sequence (categories, functors, natural transformations, modifications …)” (Mar 2019). \(K\)theory seminar, CUNY, New York

“Higher categories from higherdimensional manifolds” (Feb 2019). Category theory seminar, Johns Hopkins Univesity, Baltimore

“Manifolds and higher categories” (Nov 2018). McGill Category Theory and Logic Seminar, Montreal

“Combinatorial Cobordism” (Oct 2018). Category Theory Octoberfest 2018, New York

“Associative \(n\)categories” (Sep 2018). New York Category Theory Seminar, CUNY, New York

“Higherdimensional Programming” (May 2018). Applied Category Theory Seminar, MIT, Cambridge MA

“Associative \(n\)categories” (Apr 2018). 103rd Peripatetic Seminar on Sheaves and Logic, Brno

“TQFTs and string diagrams” (Oct 2017). Junior Algebra and Representation Theory Seminar, Oxford
Trivia
I grew up in Berlin, Germany, where I attended a school focused on musical studies, and I am still avidly playing the piano.
I think nihilism is an okay attitude to have as long as you are optimistic about it.