Peter Patzt

Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor

Purdue University
Office MA 708
150 N University St
West Lafayette, 47907 IN


I have received my PhD at the Free University Berlin in April 2017 under the supervision of Holger Reich. I am currently a Postdoc at Purdue University and my mentor is Jeremy Miller. I am on the market Fall 2019 to start a new job in 2020. Feel free to take a look at my CV.

Research interests


(1) Stabilty results for Houghton groups (j/w Xiaolei Wu), Algebr. Geom. Topol. 16 (2016), no. 4, 2365—2377.
(2) Representation stability for filtrations of Torelli groups, Math. Ann. 372 (2018), no. 1-2, 257—298.
(3) Central stability homology, to appear in Math. Z.
(4) Central stability for the homology of congruence subgroups and the second homology of Torelli groups (j/w Jeremy Miller and Jenny Wilson), Adv. Math. 354 (2019), 106740.
(5) Stability in the high-dimensional cohomology of congruence subgroups (j/w Jeremy Miller and Rohit Nagpal), to appear in Compos. Math.
(6) Non-integrality of some Steinberg modules (j/w Jeremy Miller, Jenny Wilson, and Dan Yasaki), to appear in J. Topol.
(7) On the top dimensional cohomology groups of congruence subgroups of SL_n(Z) (j/w Jeremy Miller and Andy Putman), preprint
(8) On the tails of FI-modules (j/w John D. Wiltshire-Gordon), preprint
(9) Representation stability, secondary stability, and polynomial functors (j/w Jeremy Miller and Dan Petersen), preprint

Midwest Representation Stability Research Meeting 2019 in Chicago

MSRI Summer School: Representation stability

Purdue Topology Seminar

I currently organize the Purdue Topology Seminar. Below you can find a link to the schedule for this semester and for past semesters.

Spring 2020: Topology Seminar
Fall 2019: Topology Seminar
Spring 2019: Topology Seminar
Fall 2018: Topology Seminar
Spring 2018: Topology Seminar
Past Seminars


Spring 2020: MA35100
Fall 2019: MA35100
Spring 2019: MA26500
Fall 2018: MA35100
Spring 2018: MA26500
Fall 2017: MA26500