Petr Dunin-Barkowski is primarily working in the field of spectral curve topological recursion (a.k.a. Chekhov-Eynard-Orantin theory), in the intersection of mathematical physics, algebraic geometry and combinatorics; he is also working on problems within knot invariants theory and string theory. His current main project (together with collaborators) is to prove the spectral curve topological recursion for a general Orlov-Scherbin (Hurwitz-type) problem.
Petr graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2011, obtained his Candidate of Science degree at the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, in 2014 and his PhD degree at the University of Amsterdam in 2015.
He worked as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, from 2015 to 2016, and since 2016 he holds an assistant professor position at the Faculty of Mathematics of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow.