My Twisted Vestige

Nathaniel Bade

Postdoctoral Instructor
Department Of Mathematics
1984 Mathematics Road
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada


I recived my PhD from Northeastern University in 2016 under the advisorship of Chris Beasley. My mathematical research involves using higher dimensional complex analysis to relate observables in super Chern-Simons gauge theories to the geometry and topology of three manifolds. My educational reserach interest focus on effective assesment design and reaserch on student learning methods.

- Research Statement - CV - Teaching Philosophy -


Areas Of Interest

Mathematical Physics with a focus on Quantum Field Theory, Representation Theory, and Geometry.


  • "Anomalies and Holomorphy in Supersymmetric Chern-Simons-Matter Theories," joint with C. Beasley, In Preparation
  • "Programming with MATLAB: A Project Based Approach." MathWorks MATLAB Courseware.
Academic History
Ph.D Mathematics, Northeastern University, May 2016
M.S. Mathematics, Northeastern University, May 2011
B.S. Mathematics, University of Washington, June 2008

Awards and Honors
Northeastern University "Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Teaching in the Sciences," 2016.
Northeastern University Mathematics Department’s "Best TA Teaching Award", 2013-2014.

  • "Evaluating exams: a field guide to effective multiple choice questions," UBC Lunch Series on Teaching and Learning, Nov. 30, 2017.
  • "How mathematicians talk about space," Archimedes Talks for Vancouver Public Schools, Nov, 19th, 2017.
  • "Factorization of the partition function for 3d SCFT's on S^3," Boston University Geometry and Physics Seminar, Feb. 23, 2016.
  • "A higher dimensional Jordan lemma and the factorization of 3d SCFT's on S^3," Northeastern University Research Seminar in Mathematics, Nov. 3, 2015.
  • "Homological mirror symmetry," Northeastern University Mathematics Graduate Student Seminar, February 5, 2015.
  • Quantum field theory and the Jones polynomial,
  • Northeastern University Mathematics Graduate Student Seminar, February 3, 2014.

Conferences Attended
  • "Black Holes, Holography and Strings: A Celebration of the Science of Andrew Strominger," Harvard University, July, 2015.
  • "Recent Progress in String Theory and Mirror Symmetry," Brandeis University, March 2015
  • "SMS Summer School - Physics and Mathematics of Link Homology," Centre de Recherche Mathematiques, 2013

Curriculum Designer and Instructor

  • Co-designer of Northeastern Mathematics Workshops in Mathematical Modeling, Fall 2015/Spring 2016
  • Bridge to Calculus with Boston Public Schools, Summer 2015
  • R and Statistical Computing for Incoming Math Majors, Spring 2015
  • Programming with Matlab for Incoming Math Majors, Spring 2014, Fall 2014
  • Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth - Paradoxes and Infinities, Summer 2012

Instructor - University of British Columbia

  • Linear Systems, Spring 2018
  • Calculus III: Multidimensional Caclulus, Spring 2018
  • Calculus I: Differential Calculus for Economics, Fall 2017
  • Mathematical Proof, Spring 2017
  • Calculus II: Differential Calculus for Life Science, Spring 2017
  • Calculus I: Differential Calculus for Life Science, Fall 2016
  • Calculus III: Multidimensional Caclulus, Fall 2016

Instructor- Northeastern University

  • Calculus for Biology, Fall 2012, Spring 2013
  • Calculus I for Life Sciences, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
  • Calculus III: Vector calculus for engineers, Fall 2010, Spring 2011

Other Positions

  • Head mentor for PRISM - Proactive Recruitment In Science and Mathematics - undergraduate research program, Summer 2013 - Summer 2014
  • President, Northeastern University Mathematics Graduate Student Association, 2013-2014.
References and Course Materials
Available on request