Mina Aganagić

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Mina Aganagić
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Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology
Scientific career
FieldsMathematical physics
String theory
ThesisString theory on Calabi–Yau manifolds: Topics in geometry and physics (1999)
Doctoral advisorJohn Henry Schwarz

Mina Aganagić is a mathematical physicist who works as a professor in the Center for Theoretical Physics, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley.


Aganagić was raised in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1] She has a bachelor's degree and a doctorate from the California Institute of Technology, in 1995 and 1999 respectively; her PhD advisor was John Henry Schwarz.[2] She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard University physics department from 1999 to 2003. She then joined the physics faculty at the University of Washington, where she became a Sloan Fellow[1] and a DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator.[3] She moved to UC Berkeley in 2004. In 2016 the Simons Foundation gave her a Simons Investigator Award[4] and the same year American Physical Society had awarded her with its fellowship.[5]


She is known for applying string theory to various problems in mathematics, including knot theory (refined Chern–Simons theory),[3] enumerative geometry,[2] mirror symmetry,[1][4] and the geometric Langlands correspondence.[5]

Selected publications[edit]

  1. Aganagić, Mina; Vafa, Cumrun (2000), Mirror symmetry, D-branes and counting holomorphic discs, arXiv:hep-th/0012041, Bibcode:2000hep.th...12041A
  2. Aganagić, Mina; Klemm, Albrecht; Mariño, Marcos; Vafa, Cumrun (2005), "The topological vertex", Communications in Mathematical Physics, 254 (2): 425–478, arXiv:hep-th/0305132, Bibcode:2005CMaPh.254..425A, doi:10.1007/s00220-004-1162-z, MR 2117633
  3. Aganagić, Mina; Shakirov, Shamil (2011), Knot homology from refined Chern–Simons theory, arXiv:1105.5117, Bibcode:2011arXiv1105.5117A
  4. Aganagić, Mina; Vafa, Cumrun (2012), Large N duality, mirror symmetry, and a Q-deformed A-polynomial for knots, arXiv:1204.4709, Bibcode:2012arXiv1204.4709A
  5. Aganagić, Mina; Frenkel, Edward; Okounkov, Andrei (2017), Quantum q-Langlands Correspondence, arXiv:1701.03146, Bibcode:2017arXiv170103146A


  1. ^ a b "Three profs win Sloan Research Fellowships", UW Today, University of Washington, March 11, 2004
  2. ^ Mina Aganagić at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ US Department of Energy Outstanding Junior Investigator Awards (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2015
  4. ^ "Simons Investigator Awards Announced". News, Events and Announcements. American Mathematical Society. July 13, 2016. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  5. ^ "APS Fellow Archive". American Physical Society. Retrieved 1 December 2019.

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