Sven Bachmann is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at UBC. His research on topological aspects of condensed matter physics is motivated in part by applications to metrology (the quantum Hall effect has been used to define a standard for electrical resistance) and quantum information (topological quantum computation by anyons is one of the possible implementation of quantum computing).
Sven completed his doctoral studies at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the ETH in Zurich with a thesis entitled ‘Mathematical aspects of quantum charge transport and current fluctuations.’ Before that, he received a Master of Science in physics from EPFL, in Switzerland. He was then a postdoctoral scholar and Krener Assistant Professor of mathematics at UC Davis. He moved to the LMU in Munich as a Professor of mathematics, a position he held from 2013 to 2017. He came to the Department of Mathematics at UBC in the summer of 2017 and was promoted to associate professor in 2019. He enjoys the vastness of British Columbia’s wild coast, its mountains, coves, and magnificent forests.