Tomáš Bzdušek

Tomáš Bzdušek

University of Zürich

I am a professor at the Physics Institute of the University of Zürich, where I lead the research group Theory of Topological Matter. We are consensed matter theorists, and the team investigates diverse aspects of topological phases of matter. Much of my recent work applies the ideas of homotopy theory to classify topology of single-particle Hamiltonians, with applications to topological insulators, semimetals and insulators, as well as to dissipative (non-Hermitian) and periodically driven (Floquet) systems. More lately, we have also ventured into the investigation of spectra and topological aspects of hyperbolic lattices.

I obtained my undegraduate degrees at Comenius University in Bratislava under the supervision of Richard Hlubina, and I did my doctoral studies at the Department of Physics of ETH Zürich in the group of Manfred Sigrist. Afterwards, I spend two years as the Gordon and Betty Moore Fellow at the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials at Stanford University, and four years as an Ambizione Scientist in the CMT group at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland. During the latter appointment, I have also been affiliated as an Associated Senior Scientist with the group of Prof. Titus Neupert at the University of Zürich.

  • topological band theory
  • Floquet and non-Hermitian physics
  • unconventional superconductivity
  • hyperbolic metamaterials
  • SNSF Starting Grant, 2023-present

    University of Zürich, Switzerland

  • Ambizione Research Fellowship, 2019-2023

    Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland

  • Gordon and Betty Moore Fellowship, 2017-2019

    Stanford University, California, USA

  • PhD in Condensed Matter Theory, 2013-2017

    ETH Zürich, Switzerland

  • MSc in Theoretical physics, 2010-2013

    Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

  • BSc in Physics, 2007–2010

    Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia