|Alma mater||California Institute of Technology|
|Thesis||String theory on Calabi–Yau manifolds: Topics in geometry and physics (1999)|
|Doctoral advisor||John 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. 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. 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 and a DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator. She moved to UC Berkeley in 2004. In 2016 the Simons Foundation gave her a Simons Investigator Award and the same year American Physical Society had awarded her with its fellowship.
She is known for applying string theory to various problems in mathematics, including knot theory (refined Chern–Simons theory), enumerative geometry, mirror symmetry, and the geometric Langlands correspondence.
- Aganagić, Mina; Vafa, Cumrun (2000), Mirror symmetry, D-branes and counting holomorphic discs, arXiv:hep-th/0012041, Bibcode:2000hep.th...12041A
- 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
- Aganagić, Mina; Shakirov, Shamil (2011), Knot homology from refined Chern–Simons theory, arXiv:1105.5117, Bibcode:2011arXiv1105.5117A
- Aganagić, Mina; Vafa, Cumrun (2012), Large N duality, mirror symmetry, and a Q-deformed A-polynomial for knots, arXiv:1204.4709, Bibcode:2012arXiv1204.4709A
- Aganagić, Mina; Frenkel, Edward; Okounkov, Andrei (2017), Quantum q-Langlands Correspondence, arXiv:1701.03146, Bibcode:2017arXiv170103146A
- "Three profs win Sloan Research Fellowships", UW Today, University of Washington, March 11, 2004
- Mina Aganagić at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- US Department of Energy Outstanding Junior Investigator Awards (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2015
- "Simons Investigator Awards Announced". News, Events and Announcements. American Mathematical Society. July 13, 2016. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
- "APS Fellow Archive". American Physical Society. Retrieved 1 December 2019.