Bahar Acu*


Welcome to my page,


I am a Research Scholar and Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at ETH Z├╝rich and a Member of the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.


Until September 2020, I was a Boas Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University working with Emmy Murphy.  I completed my Ph.D. under the supervision of Ko Honda of UCLA at the University of Southern California in 2017.


Here is my CV and Brief 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:


    1. On Khovanov homology and related invariants [arXiv]
    2. An introduction to Weinstein handlebodies for complements of smoothed toric divisors [arXiv]
    3. Braids, fibered knots, and concordance questions [arXiv]
    4. A Polyfold proof of Gromov's non-squeezing theorem [arXiv]
    5. Infinite staircases for Hirzebruch surfaces [arXiv]
    6. Bordered Floer homology and contact structures [arXiv]
    7. Weinstein handlebodies for complements of smoothed toric divisors [arXiv]
    8. Constructions of Lagrangian cobordisms [arXiv]
    9. Action-angle and complex coordinates on toric manifolds [arXiv]







*Pronounced as in "Ajoo".