Ingmar Akira Saberi

Mathematisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 205/Zimmer 05.208
69120 Heidelberg

lastname at mathi dot uni-heidelberg dot de

+49 (6221) 541 4060
(Email is probably better.)

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(At right: myself. At left: Ben Knudsen. Photo credit: L.P.M.)

I've been working as a postdoc at the University of Heidelberg since October 2016, in Johannes Walcher's group at the Mathematisches Institut. Previously, I was a graduate student in particle physics at Caltech, under Sergei Gukov. More facts and figures are accessible below:

As part of my duties here in Heidelberg, I'm helping to organize the Über-Seminar „Physical Mathematics“. This winter (WS 2018/19), I'll also be teaching a lecture course on research topics in supersymmetry, targeted at master's and doctorate students with interest in mathematical physics.

Over time, I've been interested in a range of things which—depending on your perspective—could be described as fairly wide or unbelievably narrow. Those that are relevant to this page are almost all related to one mathematical aspect or another of quantum field theory. The list has included topological quantum field theory, knot homologies, moduli spaces, arithmetic geometry, real homotopy theory, and quantization. More recently, it's expanded to encompass discrete models of holography and a smattering of quantum information theory, as well as stratified spaces.

If you'd like some casual exposure to a few of these ideas, take a look at this introductory review I coauthored a surprising number of years ago now, which is written with a non-specialist audience in mind. Depending on your taste, you may also appreciate a similarly leisurely review of somewhat different terrain, written in the less distant past, or a smallish essay that explores the idea of field theories as a crossroads between topology and many-body physics. There are also videos available of lectures I gave in summer 2015, discussing a (still ongoing) story related to the first of these with an eye toward arithmetic.

If for some reason you'd like a CV that addresses more than what's here, or just feel like a little Kaffeeklatsch, please don't hesitate to send me an email.