Dr Arnaud   Brothier
Senior Lecturer

Dr Arnaud Brothier

Sch of Mathematics & Statistic

Since July 2020 (after being a Lecturer for two years) I am a Senior Lecturer (tenure position) in the Department of Pure Mathematics at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. I was previously a Research Assistant at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in the team of Prof Roberto Longo, an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University (USA) under the guidance of Prof Dietmar Bisch and a Postdoctoral Researcher in the group of Prof Stefaan Vaes in KU Leuven (Belgium). I was co-supervised by Fields Medallist Vaughan Jones at UC Berkeley and by Prof Andrzej Zuk at the University of Paris Diderot for my Ph.D. that I completed in 2011 in Paris.

Here is an interview of myself (in french) realized by Camille Saumard for the company LumenAi.


Red Center Building (H-13), office 6107



2016. Winner of the Samir Aldroubi and Amira Azhari Prize for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research which is awarded every two years to recognize the research achievements of current and recent postdoctoral fellows in the department of Mathematics of Vanderbilt University, USA.


  • January 2020--December 2022. ARC (Australian Research Council) Discovery Project DP200100067: Physical realisation of enriched quantum symmetries joint with Pinhas Grossman, Scott Morrison and James Tener.
  • February 2019 AMSI Scientific Workshop Funding with additional support of AustMS, “Subfactors in Sydney”.
  • July 2018--June 2020. University of New South Wales Sydney Starting Grant.
  • June 2016. Short stay support sponsored by the Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics.
  • June-August 2016. NSF summer support sponsored by Vaughan Jones.
  • June-August 2015. NSF summer support sponsored by Vaughan Jones.
  • July-August 2010. Short stay support sponsored by the Mathematical Foundation of France for the ICM 2010 in Hyderabad in India.
  • March-May 2009. Short stay support sponsored by the Mathematical Foundation of Paris for visiting UC Berkeley.
  • September 2008 -- Aug. 2011. Full grant scholarship, Ph.D. program fellowship of Region Iles de France.
  • September 2004 -- Aug. 2008. Full grant scholarship as a student of ENS Cachan.