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Vasily Pestun Permanent Professor

My research is in the field of mathematical physics, quantum field theory and string theory. I explore non-perturbative methods to solve strongly interacting quantum field theories.

Other publications

  • Tensor network language model
    V. Pestun, Y. Vlassopoulos 2017-10-27
  • Language as a matrix product state
    V. Pestun, J.Terilla, Y. Vlassopoulos 2017-11-04
  • Invited conference talks

    Invited department talks


    Mathematics in Paris

    Physics in Paris


    Teaching Experience

    • Teaching Assistant at Princeton University 2004-2007
      • PHY 305 Advanced Quantum Mechanics II
      • PHY 106 Advanced Electromagnetism
      • PHY 105 Advance Mechanics
      • PHY 406 Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics
      • PHY 510 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory II (graduate)
      • PHY 523 General Relativity (graduate)
    • 2001-2003 ITEP-ITP School on Quantum Fields and Strings, Kiev
    • 2003 ITEP Winter School, Moscow
    • 1998 & 1999 International Physics Olympiad Russian team coach
    • 1998-2000 Board of the National Russian Physics Olympiad
    • 1998-1999 Board of the International Physics Soros Olympiad

    Professional service

    • Letters in Mathematical Physics
    Referee for
    • ZBMath
    • Communications in Mathematical Physics
    • Letters in Mathematical Physics
    • Journal of High Energy Physics
    • AMS Mathematical Reviews
    • Physical Review D