Institut für Mathematik


Dr. Nima Moshayedi

Institut für Mathematik
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich

Tel.: +41 44 635 58 44
Büro: Y27J32

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My research is in mathematical physics where I am interested in geometric and algebraic methods of quantum field theory. In particular, my focus lies on topological quantum field theories, local gauge theories, algebraic topology, symplectic geometry and higher structures in quantum field theory.

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  • Since 2022: Research Scholar at University of Zurich
  • 2021–2022: Postdoc at UC Berkeley (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nicolai Reshetikhin)
  • 2020–2021: Postdoc at University of Zurich
  • 2016–2020: PhD student at University of Zurich (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Alberto S. Cattaneo)
  • 2015–2016: Master student at University of Zurich / ETH Zurich
  • 2012–2015: Bachelor student at University of Zurich / ETH Zurich


Full Curriculum Vitae


Publications in Scientific Journals

  1. 4-Manifold Topology, Donaldson–Witten Theory, Floer Homology and Higher Gauge Theory Methods in the BV-BFV Formalism, N. Moshayedi, Rev. Math. Phys. (2022)
  2. Computations of Kontsevich Weights of Connection and Curvature Graphs for Symplectic Poisson Structures, N. Moshayedi, F. Musio, Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 25.5, pp. 1325–1365, (2022)
  3. On Globalized Traces for the Poisson Sigma Model, N. Moshayedi, Commun. Math. Phys. 393, pp. 583–629, (2022)
  4. Formal Global Perturbative Quantization of the Rozansky–Witten Model in the BV-BFV FormalismN. Moshayedi, D. Saccardo, J. Geom. Phys. 174, (2022)
  5. Convolution algebras for Relational Symplectic Groupoids and Reduction, I. Contreras, N. Moshayedi, K. Wernli, Pac. J. Math. 313.1, pp. 75–102, (2021)
  6. On Quantum Obstruction Spaces and Higher Codimension Gauge Theories, N. Moshayedi, Phys. Lett. B 815, (2021)
  7. Formal Global AKSZ Gauge Observables and Generalized Wilson Surfaces, N. Moshayedi, Ann. Henri Poincaré 21, pp. 2951–2995, (2020)
  8. Introduction to the BV-BFV formalism, A. S. Cattaneo, N. Moshayedi, Rev. Math. Phys. 32, (2020)
  9. On the Globalization of the Poisson Sigma Model in the BV-BFV FormalismA. S. Cattaneo, N. Moshayedi, K. Wernli, Commun. Math. Phys. 375.1, pp. 41–103, (2020)
  10. Globalization for Perturbative Quantization of Nonlinear Split AKSZ Sigma Models on Manifolds with BoundaryA. S. Cattaneo, N. Moshayedi, K. Wernli, Commun. Math. Phys. 372.1, pp. 213–260, (2019)
  11. Relational Symplectic Groupoid Quantization for Constant Poisson Structures, A. S. Cattaneo, N. Moshayedi, K. Wernli, Lett. Math. Phys. 107, pp. 1649–1688, (2017)

Lecture Notes

  1. Notes on Geometric Quantization, N. Moshayedi, arXiv:2010.15419
  2. Quantum Field Theory and Functional Integrals, N. Moshayedi, (in revision for publication in the book series Springer Briefs in Physics) arXiv:1902.08652


  1. Kontsevich's Deformation Quantization and Quantum Field TheoryN. Moshayedi, (to be published in the book series Lecture Notes in Mathematics, 2311, (2022))
  2. Introduction to Probability Theory: A First Course on the Measure-Theoretic Approach, N. Moshayedi, Published in the book series World Scientific Series on Probability Theory and Its Applications 3, (2022)


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