Nima Moshayedi

SNSF Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D. University of Zurich (Mathematical Physics), 2020

Curriculum Vitae: 
Primary Research Area: 
Research Interests: 
Mathematical Physics, Topological Quantum Field Theories, Mirror Symmetry, Symplectic Geometry
Contact Information
1071 Evans Hall
nmosha [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu
Year Appointed: 

I have completed my Ph.D. at the University of Zurich under the supervision of Alberto S. Cattaneo in July 2020.


My research is in mathematical physics where I am interested in geometric and algebraic methods of quantum field theory. In particular, my focus lies on topological quantum field theories, local gauge theories, algebraic topology, symplectic geometry, quantization procedures and higher structures in quantum field theory.


I was an organizer of the virtual conference Higher Structures in QFT and String Theory for junior researchers (see poster of the event below).

Selected Publications: 


  1. Convolution algebras for Relational Groupoids and Reduction, I. Contreras, N. Moshayedi, K. Wernli, Pac. J. Math. 313, 75-102, (2021)
  2. On Quantum Obstruction Spaces and Higher Codimension Gauge Theories, N. Moshayedi, Phys. Lett. B 815, (2021)
  3. Formal Global AKSZ Gauge Observables and Generalized Wilson Surfaces, N. Moshayedi, Ann. Henri Poincaré 21, 2951-2995, (2020)
  4. Introduction to the BV-BFV formalism, A. S. Cattaneo, N. Moshayedi, Rev. Math. Phys. 32, 2030006, (2020)
  5. On the Globalization of the Poisson Sigma Model in the BV-BFV Formalism,  A. S. Cattaneo, N. Moshayedi, K. Wernli, Commun. Math. Phys. 375, 41-103, (2020)
  6. Globalization for Perturbative Quantization of Nonlinear Split AKSZ Sigma Models on Manifolds with Boundary, A. S. Cattaneo, N. Moshayedi, K. Wernli, Commun. Math. Phys. 372, 213-260, (2019)
  7. Relational Symplectic Groupoid Quantization for Constant Poisson Structures, A. S. Cattaneo, N. Moshayedi, K. Wernli, Lett. Math. Phys. 107, 1649-1688, (2017)


  1. 4-Manifold Topology, Donaldson-Witten Theory, Floer Homology and Higher Gauge Theory Methods in the BV-BFV Formalism, N. Moshayedi, arXiv:2107.00304 (2021)
  2. Formal Global Perturbative Quantization of the Rozansky-Witten Model in the BV-BFV Formalism, N. Moshayedi, D. Saccardo, arXiv:2106.10463 (2021)
  3. Computation of Kontsevich Weights of Connection and Curvature Graphs for Symplectic Poisson Structures, N. Moshayedi, F. Musio, (to appear in Adv. Theor. Math. Phys.) arXiv:1912.08742 (2019)
  4. On Globalized Traces for the Poisson Sigma Model, N. Moshayedi, arXiv:1912.02435 (2019)

Reviews and Lecture Notes

  1. Lectures on Symplectic Geometry, Poisson Geometry, Deformation Quantization and Quantum Field Theory, N. Moshayedi, arXiv:2012.14662 (2020)
  2. Notes on Geometric Quantization, N. Moshayedi, arXiv:2010.15419 (2020)
  3. Quantum Field Theory and Functional Integrals, N. Moshayedi, arXiv:1902.08652 (2019)


  1. Introduction to Probability Theory: A First Course on the Measure-Theoretic Approach, N. Moshayedi, to appear in World Scientific Series on Probability Theory and Its Applications 3 (2022)