Qingtao Chen

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc Fudan University; PhD UC-Berkeley

Research Areas: Mathematical Physics, Quantum Topology and Global Differential Geometry


Qingtao Chen studies Mathematical Physics, a subject on the interface of Mathematics and Physics - more specifically, Geometry and Topology problems originating from string theory and gauge theory in physics. He has discovered several interesting new phenomenon with his collaborators such as string^c structure, volume conjectures for Reshetikhin-Turaev and Turaev-Viro invariants, which attracts much attention from the people working in the area of mathematical physics. He has co-organized seminars and is a Reviewer for both Mathematical Reviews (American Mathematical Society) and Zentralblatt MATH (European Mathematical Society). He has been a visiting scholar to various leading institutes.

In January 2020, Qingtao won the Best Paper Award at the International Consortium of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM) for his paper, entitled Volume Conjectures for the Reshetikhin–turaev and the Turaev–viro Invariants.

Qingtao Chen comes to NYU Abu Dhabi from the ETHZ (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) as a Senior Researcher supported by SwissMAP program, National Center of Competence in Research (as an Oberassistent at D-MATH) , where he co-supervised 2 Master students and 1 Undergraduate student. Previously he has taught courses ranging from undergraduate courses Calculus, Abstract Algebra, Topology, Differential Geometry to graduate courses Algebraic Topology, Characteristic Classes & Elliptic genus, Quantum Groups and Hyperbolic Geometry.

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