Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc Banaras Hindu university; MSc IIT Bombay; PhD IIT Bombay
Research Areas: Chern-Simons field theory and Knot invariants; Quantum information; Anyons; Topological strings
Dr. Vivek Kumar Singh received his PhD ( Advisor: Prof.P. Ramadevi) from IIT. He earned his PhD degree certificate in Feb 2019, thesis title "Chern-Simons invariants and validation of Ooguri-Vafa conjecture." Singh joined the research group of Piotr Sulkowski(within the ERC grant "Quantum fields and knot homologies" at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Warsaw (Poland) as a postdoctoral student. Before joining the Center for Quantum and Topological Systems (CQTS), Singh was a visiting postdoctoral researcher at UAE University, UAE. He has been a visiting fellow in various Math and Physics institutes, including ICTP Trieste, Italy; Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Moscow, Russia; University of Heidelberg, Germany; and IISER Pune, India. Singh has been working on topics such as Topological string and field theories, Knot theory, and Topological aspects of quantum entanglement. His particular interest is in connections to quantum information and low-dimensional topology.