Bahar Acu*


Welcome to my page,


I recently moved to ETH Z├╝rich! [Yes, in the middle of a global pandemic... That said, this webpage is, rather slowly, being updated.]


Previously, I was a Boas Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University working with Emmy Murphy until September 2020.


I completed my Ph.D. under the supervision of Ko Honda of UCLA at the University of Southern California in 2017, during half of which I was also a visiting researcher in the Department of Mathematics at UCLA. During Fall 2019, I was a Leibniz Fellow at the Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics.


Here is my CV.


The corner of the universe my research inhabits is, broadly speaking, geometric topology with particular interests in higher-dimensional contact and symplectic manifolds. For more details about my research, teaching, and outreach activities, you can follow the tabs above.



And evidently, I love purple.

Photo Credit: Fanhui Xu



Noteworthy news:




  • I'm on the editorial board (with Catherine Cannizzo, Dusa McDuff, Ziva Myer, Yu Pan, and Lisa Traynor) of the peer-reviewed Proceedings Volume of WiSCon: Research Directions in Symplectic Geometry and Contact Topology. It is expected to be out in 2021 published by Springer.




Last updated: January 12th, 2021

*Pronounced as in "Ajoo".