Mina Aganagić
Mina Aganagić  

Alma mater  California Institute of Technology 
Awards 

Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematical physics String theory 
Institutions  
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.
Career[edit]
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]}
Research[edit]
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]
 Aganagić, Mina; Vafa, Cumrun (2000), Mirror symmetry, Dbranes and counting holomorphic discs, arXiv:hepth/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:hepth/0305132, Bibcode:2005CMaPh.254..425A, doi:10.1007/s002200041162z, 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 Qdeformed Apolynomial for knots, arXiv:1204.4709, Bibcode:2012arXiv1204.4709A
 Aganagić, Mina; Frenkel, Edward; Okounkov, Andrei (2017), Quantum qLanglands Correspondence, arXiv:1701.03146, Bibcode:2017arXiv170103146A
References[edit]
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} "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 20170920.
 ^ "APS Fellow Archive". American Physical Society. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
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 Living people
 Bosnia and Herzegovina emigrants to the United States
 California Institute of Technology alumni
 University of Washington faculty
 University of California, Berkeley faculty
 Bosnia and Herzegovina mathematicians
 21stcentury American mathematicians
 American women mathematicians
 Mathematical physicists
 Simons Investigator
 21stcentury women mathematicians
 String theorists
 Theoretical physicists
 Fellows of the American Physical Society