About me

I'm a mathematician interested in Topological Quantum Field Theory. In my research I look for ways of bridging the gap between Pure Mathematics and Physics, while having as much fun with Topology as possible.

Thomas Wasserman Currently, I'm a DPhil (that's Oxfordian for PhD) student in Pure Mathematics at the University of Oxford, working with Chris Douglas. I'm a member of University College. Before this, I was a Master student in both Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Utrecht, where I wrote my Master's thesis under the supervision of André Henriques and Gleb Arutyunov. And before that, I did my Bachelor's in both Mathematics and Physics at the University of Utrecht.
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Research Interests

My research focuses on:

  • Topological Quantum Field Theory
  • Fusion Categories
  • Cobordism Categories
  • Topological Phases of Matter