- 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

Employment

- 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