Emily Bain

Office: 1045 Evans Hall

I am a fifth year PhD student at University of California, Berkeley, studying statistical mechanics of dimers. From 2021–2022 I was a visiting scholar at Yau Mathematical Sciences Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing. My advisor is Nicolai Reshetikhin.

I completed my undergrad and masters in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. Before coming to Berkeley, I spent a year as a software engineer working on self driving cars at FiveAI in Cambridge, UK.

Aside from math, I enjoy sailing, windsurfing, rock climbing, diving, hiking, backpacking and mountain biking. I speak English, Mandarin and Cantonese.


Local correlation functions of the two-periodic weighted Aztec diamond in mesoscopic limit, 2023, accepted at J. Math. Phys.

Departmental Talks

Dimer models and the two-periodic weighted Aztec diamond, Hub informal seminar, Yau Mathematical Sciences Center, Tsinghua


YMSC summer school, 2022, Numerical Study of Dimer Models, part of Dimer Models in Statistical Mechanics (course website). Instructions for code setup.

University of California, Berkeley
Analytic Geometry and Calculus, Fall 2020, TA
Analytic Geometry and Calculus, Summer 2020, Instructor
Precalculus, Fall 2019, TA
Linear Algebra & Differential Equations, Fall 2018 TA

University of Cambridge
Groups, Rings and Modules, Lent 2018, Supervisor
Linear Algebra, Michaelmas 2017, Supervisor