Institut für Mathematik


Prof. Dr. Anna Beliakova

Institut für Mathematik
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich

Tel.: +41 44 635 58 91
Fax: +41 44 635 57 06
Büro: Y27J18
Niedrigdimensionale Topologie
Iva Kabosch

+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
  • IMRA Strasbourg, DFG Fellowship, 1995-1996
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Vorlesungen & Seminare

Introduction to Algebraic Topology

Übungen Introduction to Algebraic Topology


A. Beliakova, E. Gorsky
Cyclotomic expansions for glN knot invariants via interpolation Macdonald polynomials

A. Beliakova, K. Hakumi
Non-semisimple invariants and Habiro series
to appear in Topology & Geometry: Special Issue Dedicated to Vladimir G. Turaev, EMS Publishing House, Berlin (2021)

A. Beliakova, K. Putyra, S. Wehrli
Quantum Link Homology via Trace Functor I
Inventiones mathematicae, Volume 215, Issue 2 (2019), pp. 383–492 PDF  

A. Beliakova, M. Hogancamp, K. Putyra, S. Wehrli
On the functoriality of sl(2) tangle homology, (2019)

A. Beliakova, Ch. Blanchet, N. Geer
Logarithmic Hennings invariants for restricted quantum SL(2)
Algebraic & Geometric Topology 18 (2018), pp. 4329-4358 PDF

A. Beliakova, Ch. Blanchet, A. Gainutdinov
Modified trace is a symmetrised integral
Selecta Math. 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, B. Webster
Current algebras and categorified quantum groups
J. Lond. Math. Soc. (2) 95 (2017), no. 1, pp. 248-276 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, 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, K. Habiro
A categorification of the ribbon element in quantum sl(2)

A. Beliakova, B. Cooper
Steenrod Structures on Categorified Quantum Groups
Fund. Math. 241 (2018), pp.179-207 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  

A. Beliakova, S. Wehrli
Categorification of the colored Jones polynomial and Rasmussen invariant of links

A. Beliakova, Ch. Blanchet, T. Le
Laplace transform and universal sl_2 invariants


SwissMAP Conference Algebraic Structures in Topology and Geometry, Riederalp, Switzerland, January 14-19, 2018
Women in Topology and Geometry , together with Anton Alekseev and Maria Podkopaeva, Zurich, Switzerland, June 14-16, 2017
SwissMAP conference Geometry and Topology , Engelberg, Switzerland, January 24-29, 2016
Conference: Categorification in Algebra, Geometry and Physics, Cargèse, Corsica, May 4-8, 2015
SwissMAP Geometry & Topology conference, Engelberg, Switzerland, January 18-23, 2015
SwissMAP Summer school 2015, Engelberg, Switzerland, September 2-4, 2015
Second SwissMAP Geometry & Topology conference, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, June 22-26, 2015
SwissMAP Summer school 2015, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, August 24-27, 2014
International Conference Quantum Topology and Hyperbolic Geometry, Nha Trang, Vietnam, May 13-17, 2013
International Conference Swiss Knots 2011, Gwatt, Switzerland, May 22-27, 2011
Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, Deutsche Mathematische Vereinigung and Oesterreichische Mathematische Gesellschaft, Special Session on "Quantum Knots Invariants", Mainz, Germany, June 16-19, 2005


Special events
AMS, International Meeting 2015, Porto, Portugal, June 10- 13, 2015
Séminaire Kervaire: Winter School in Mathematical Physics, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, January 11-16, 2015
Conference on Knot Theory and Its Applications to Physics and Quantum Computing, UT Dallas, January 6-9, 2015