Marcel Bischoff

Marcel Bischoff in front of a blackboard

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I am Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Ohio University, Athens, OH. Before that, I was PostDoc (non-tenure track Assistant Professor) in Mathematics at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, where my supervisor is Vaughan Jones. My research interests are Operator Algebras, in particular Subfactors, Algebraic Quantum Field Theory, in particular Conformal Field Theory and Tensor Categories. I am principal investigator of NSF Grant DMS-1821162 Quantum Symmetries and Conformal Nets (former NSF Grant DMS-1700192).

List of Publications
CV (pdf)


Office: Morton Hall 521
Office hours: TBD
Tel: 740-593-1261
eMail: bischoff (at) ohio . edu  OR marcel (at) localconformal . net

Department of Mathematics
Morton Hall 321
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701


2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014


Ohio University Analysis Seminar (I am a co-organizer).
Quantum Algebra and Quantum Topology Seminar (OSU)
Subfactor Seminar Spring 2018 (at Vanderbilt University)
Semester schedule (TODO)

Events and Upcoming Talks


Past Events and Given Talks

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
  • 10/31/2014: Explanatory Talk in Subfactor seminar "Realizing representation categories of compact groups in higher dimensional quantum field theories" (after Doplicher, Piacitelli), Vanderbilt University.
  • 09/05/2014: Talk in Subfactor seminar "A center construction for braided subfactors and defects of conformal nets", Vanderbilt University.
  • 07/21/2014: Talk in QFT seminar "VOA approach to CQFT", University of Göttingen.
  • 05/19/2014 - 05/23/2014: Algebraic Quantum Field Theory - Its status and its future, ESI - Vienna.
  • 05/11/2014 - 05/16/2014: University of California Berkeley, Department of Mathematics, Berkeley, CA.
    • 05/14/2014: Seminar Talk: "(Re-)constructing VOAs from Conformal Nets" [Notes]
  • 05/02/2014 - 05/08/2014: NCGOA Spring Institute 2014 - Subfactors, CFT, and VOA, Department of Mathematics - Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN.
    • 05/08/2014: Invited talk: "Topological Defects and Phase Boundaries in Algebraic Conformal Quantum Field Theory" [slides]
  • 03/18/2014 - 03/20/2014: DPG Spring Meeting, Berlin.
    • 03/20/2014 Talk: "Phase Boundaries in Algebraic Conformal QFT"
2013 2012 2011 2010


People (collaborators, etc.)

Wojciech Dybalski
Olivier Gabriel
Terry Gannon
André Henriques
Corey Jones
Vaughan F. R. Jones (Vanderbilt) (Berkeley)
Yasuyuki Kawahigashi
Roberto Longo
Pierre Martinetti
Dave Penneys
Karl-Henning Rehren
Yoh Tanimoto
Gennaro Tedesco
James Tener

Lists of Conferences (mainly operator algebras)

Paul Pinto
Michael Anshelevich
Narutaka Ozawa


MathSciNet (restricted access)
Local Quantum Physics Crossroads
LQP 2 (beta)
Theoretical Physics Stackexchange

Online Resources

The online database of Vertex Operator Algebras and Modular Categories (Version 0.5)
AIM Open Problem List: Fusion Categories
Atlas of subfactors
ATLAS of finite group representations
The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences™ (OEIS™)
A Catalogue of Lattices
Schelleken's Kac
Wolfram alpha
Online INteGratOr
Resolve a DOI name
Create a PDF calendar online


Ohio Unviersity Mathematics Department
ORCID: 0000-0001-5509-5762
Google Scholar
Research Gate
Mathematics Genealogy Project


Some OU ressources

Last update: 2020-10-10 20:32:52. My Erdős number happens to be 5 4.

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