Prof. Dr. Anna Beliakova

Institut für Mathematik
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 635 58 91
Fax: +41 44 635 57 05
Office: Y27J18
Field of Research:
Niedrigdimensionale Topologie
Gerda Schacher

+41 44 635 58 51



  • University Basel, Mathematics, Habilitation, Title: Quantum invariants of 3-manifolds, 2003
  • FU Berlin, Ph.D. Physics, Advisor: Prof. R. Schrader, Thesis: Topological quantum field theories and invariants of graphs, 1994
  • Belorussian State University, M.S. in Physics with distinction, 1990


  • I-MATH, University of Zurich, Professor, 2010-present
  • I-MATH, University of Zurich, SNF-Professor, 2004-2010
  • Mathematical Institute, University of Basel, 1998-2004
  • Mathematical Institute, University of Bern, 1996-1998
Fall 17 Fall 18

Seminars & Lectures

Lineare Algebra II

Übungen Lineare Algebra II Gr. 4

Übungen Lineare Algebra II Gr. 1

Übungen Lineare Algebra II Gr. 5

Übungen Lineare Algebra II Gr. 2

Übungen Lineare Algebra II Gr. 3


A. Beliakova, Ch. Blanchet, A. Gaynutdinov
Modified trace is a symmetrised integral
arXiv:1801.00321 PDF  

A. Beliakova, Ch. Blanchet, N. Geer
Logarithmic Hennings invariants for restricted quantum SL(2)
arXiv:1705.03083 PDF  

A. Beliakova, K. Putyra, S. Wehrli
Quantum Link Homology via Trace Functor I
arXiv:1605.03523 PDF  

A. Beliakova, K. Habiro, A. Lauda, B. Webster
Current algebras and categorified quantum groups
J. Lond. Math. Soc. (2) 95 (2017), no. 1, 248-276 PDF  

A. Beliakova, Ch. Blanchet, E. G. Contreras
Spin Modular Categories
Quantum Topology, Volume 8, Issue 3 (2017), pp. 459–504 PDF  

A. Beliakova, K. Habiro, A. Lauda, M. Zivkovic
Trace decategorification of categorified quantum sl(2)
Math. Annalen 367 (2017), no. 1-2, 397-440 PDF  

A. Beliakova, K. Habiro, A. Lauda, B. Webster
Cyclicity for categorified quantum groups
Journal of Algebra, Volume 452 (2016), pp. 118-132 PDF  

A. Beliakova, K. Habiro
A categorification of the ribbon element in quantum sl(2)
arXiv:1304.7585 PDF  

A. Beliakova, B. Cooper
Steenrod Structures on Categorified Quantum Groups
arXiv:1304.7152 PDF  

A. Beliakova, Z. Guliyev, K. Habiro, A. Lauda
Trace as an alternative decategorification functor
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica: Volume 39, Issue 4 (2014), Page 425-480 PDF  

A. Beliakova, A. Lauda
Categorified quantum sl(2) is an inverse limit of flag 2-categories
Transformation Groups: Volume 19, Issue 1 (2014), Page 1-26 PDF  

A. Beliakova, Q. Chen, T. Le
On the integrality of Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev 3-manifold invariants
Quantum Topology, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2014, pp. 99–141 PDF  

A. Beliakova, M. Khovanov, A. Lauda
A categorification of the Casimir of quantum sl(2)
Advances in Mathematics, Volume 230, Issue 3 (2012), 1442-1501   

A. Beliakova, T. Le
On the unification of quantum 3-manifold invariants
Introductory Lectures on Knot Theory (L. H. Kauffman, S. Lambropoulou, S. Jablan, J. H. Przytycki, eds.), vol. 46, World Scientific, New Jersey-London-Singapore-Beijing-Shanghai-Hong Kong-Taipei-Chennai, 2012, pp. 1-21 PDF  

A. Beliakova, I. Bühler, T. Le
Unified SO(3) quantum invariant for rational homology 3-Spheres
Inventiones, Volume 185, Issue 1 (2011), Page 121-174 PDF  

A. Beliakova, E. Wagner
On link homology theories from extended cobordisms
Quantum Topol. 1 (2010), 379–398 PDF  

A. Beliakova
On simplification of combinatorial link Floer homology
Journal of Knot Theory Ram., Oberwolfach Proceedings 3 (2010) 1-19 PDF  

A. Beliakova, Ch. Blanchet, T. Le
Unified quantum invariants and their refinements for homology 3-spheres with 2-torsion
Fund. Math., 201 (2008) 217-239 PDF  

A. Beliakova, S. Wehrli
Categorification of the colored Jones polynomial and Rasmussen invariant of links
Canad. J. Math., 60 (2008) 1240-1266 PDF  

A. Beliakova, T. Q. Le
Integrality of quantum 3-manifold invariants and rational surgery formula
Compositio Mathematica, vol. 143, Issue 06 (2007), 1593-1612 PDF  

A. Beliakova
Geometric construction of spinors in orthogonal modular categories
Alg. & Geom. Topology, vol. 3 (2003), 969-992 PDF  

A. Beliakova, Ch. Blanchet
Modular categories of types B, C and D
Comment. Math. Helv., vol. 76 (2001), 467-500 PDF  

A. Beliakova, Ch. Blanchet
Skein construction of idempotents in Birman-Murakami-Wenzl algebras
Math. Annalen, vol. 321 (2001), 347-373 PDF  

A. Beliakova, N. Habegger
The Casson-Walker-Lescop invariant as a quantum 3-manifold invariant
J. of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, vol. 9 (2000), 459-470 PDF  

A. Beliakova, A. Schumakovich
Aufloesung mathematischer Knoten,
Uni Nova, vol. 87 (2000), 45-50 PDF  

A. Beliakova
Refined invariants and TQFT's from Homfly skein theory
J. of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications vol. 8 (1999), 569-587 PDF  

A. Beliakova
Spin topological quantum field theories
Int. J. of Math. vol. 9 (1998), 129-152 PDF  

A. Beliakova, B. Durhuus
On the relation between two quantum group invariants of 3-cobordisms
J. Geom. Phys. vol. 20 (1996), 305-317 PDF  

A. Beliakova, B. Durhuus
Topological quantum field theory and invariants of graphs for quantum groups
Comm. Math. Phys. vol. 167 (1995), 395-429 PDF