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Kim, Hyun Kyu

Professor

Physical Mathematics


Hyun Kyu Kim works on topics related to Physical Mathematics, especially the quantum aspects of geometry and topology of low dimensional manifolds. Specifically, his research topics include Teichmüller spaces and higher Teichmüller spaces of surfaces, their cluster variety structures and quantization thereof, skein algebras, as well as three dimensional quantum gravity.



2008.05: Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Cornell University
2011.12: M.Phil. and M.S. in Mathematics, Yale University
2013.05: Ph.D. in Mathematics, Yale University (thesis advisor: Igor B. Frenkel)
2013.06 - 2016.06: Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, School of Mathematics
2016.06 - 2017.02: KIAS Assistant Professor, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, School of Mathematics
2017.03 - 2022.02: Assistant Professor, Ewha Womans University, Department of Mathematics
2022.02 - 2022.08: Associate Professor, Ewha Womans University, Department of Mathematics
2022.09 - 2023.08: KIAS Fellow (KIAS Associate Professor), Korea Institute for Advanced Study, School of Mathematics
2023.09 - present: Professor, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, School of Mathematics

2016: Sangsan prize for Young Mathematicians, Korean Mathematical Society

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