Vesna Stojanoska

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Office: 323 Illini
Phone: (217) 265-0883

About me

I am an Assistant Professor in UIUC's Department of Mathematics. Previously, I was

My research is in stable homotopy theory, and mostly revolves around topological modular forms, duality, or both. I also have a growing interest in the application of homotopy theory to studying obstructions for the existence of rational points on varieties.


Homotopy theory: tools and applications, July 17-21, 2017, at the University of Illinois. Co-organized with Daniel Davis, Mark W. Johnson, and Charles Rezk.


With Rachel Davis, Rachel Pries, and Kirsten Wickelgren. The Galois action and cohomology of a relative homology group of Fermat Curves. Preprint. Last modified 10/06/16.

With Drew Heard and Akhil Mathew. Picard groups of higher real K-theory spectra at height p-1. Preprint. Last modified 11/25/15.

With Mark Behrens, Kyle Ormsby, and Nat Stapleton. On the ring of cooperations for 2-primary connective topological modular forms. Preprint. Last modified: 20/01/15.

With Rachel Davis, Rachel Pries, and Kirsten Wickelgren. Galois action on the homology of Fermat curves. To appear in Proceedings of Women in Numbers 3. Last modified 04/03/15.

With Akhil Mathew. The Picard group of topological modular forms via descent theory. Preprint. Last modified 03/03/15.

With Akhil Mathew. Fibers of partial totalizations of a pointed cosimplicial space. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. Last modified 19/12/14.

With J. Bergner, R. Joachimi, K. Lesh, and K. Wickelgren. Classification of problematic subgroups of U(n). Preprint. Last modified: 08/21/14.

With Drew Heard, K-theory, reality, and duality. J. K-Theory 14 (2014), no. 3, 526-555. Last modified: 06/11/14.

With J. Bergner, R. Joachimi, K. Lesh, and K. Wickelgren. Fixed points of p-toral groups acting on partition complexes, in Women in Topology: Collaborations in Homotopy Theory, Contemporary Mathematics, vol. 641, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2015, pp. 83-96. Last modified: 04/20/14.

Calculating descent for 2-primary topological modular forms, in An Alpine Expedition through Algebraic Topology, Contemporary Mathematics, vol. 617, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2014, pp. 241-258. Last modified: 09/05/13.

Duality for topological modular forms. Documenta Math. 17 (2012), 271--311. Last modified: 09/05/13.

With Orlin Stoytchev, Touching the Z/2 in three-dimensional rotations , Math.Mag. 81 (2008), no. 5, 345-357.

Presentations and more

Part I, Part II, Part III , Part IV of a lecture series at the Young Women in Topology Meeting 2012

Slides for a talk at the Special Session on Homotopy Theory at the 2012 AMS Joint Meetings

Some spectral sequences drawn using Tilman Bauer's sseq package.


Fall 2016: Math 402

Fall 2015: Math 402

Department of Mathematics
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