Welcome. I am an Assistant Professor (non tenure-track) at the Mathematics Group of the Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University. Previously I was a JSPS overseas postdoctoral fellow (supervised by Motoko Kotani).

As of 1 May 2018, I am also a Visiting Scientist at the Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences (iTHEMS) research program at RIKEN. See SUURI-COOL (Sendai) for more information.

Currently I am working on applications of operator algebras and noncommutative geometry to condensed matter physics and topological phases of matter.

Research & publications. Travel schedule. Teaching.

Before coming to Sendai, I was a postdoc at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg under Hermann Schulz-Baldes.

In December 2015 I completed my PhD at the Australian National University under the supervision of Alan Carey and Adam Rennie.

You can find a CV here.

Contact Info

SUURI-COOL (Sendai), Rm 303 (数理連携研究室)

Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR),

Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku,

Sendai, 980-8577, Japan

Email: chris.bourne[at]tohoku.ac.jp

Phone: +81-22-217-6176