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Vincent Bouchard


I am currently Professor in the Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences at University of Alberta.

My research interests focus mainly on the fascinating interface between mathematics and physics. More precisely, I am interested in the interconnections between string theory, geometry, topology, number theory, quantum field theory and gauge theory.

I love teaching. My goal is to create a stimulating and interactive environment in the classroom. Recently I have been involved in redesigning the first year calculus sequence following a blended learning and flipped classroom approach. Fantastic experience! You will find below some videos for this course, and some lecture notes for other courses. Those are not meant to be finished, they are work in progress!


Stuff that I like to do or think about. Just click on them to know more.

my projects


I started running in 2008 after an ACL reconstruction surgery following a ski accident. Since then, I have competed in numerous road, trail and mountain races, from 5km to 161km long. I spend as much time as possible in the Rockies, either mountain ultrarunning and scrambling in the summer, or ski mountaineering and downhill skiing in the winter. I love technical, steep terrain, and long races and outings with lots of vertical. For you running geeks out there, here is a link to my race results so far, and my Strava profile.

my projects


I have been downhill skiing since I am 5 years old. But since I moved to Alberta in 2009 I discovered backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering, which has become a passion. I still enjoy resort skiing, but there's nothing that can beat skinning up a remote mountain and skiing down a face in deep untouched powder... But stay safe out there. Visit

my projects


I love playing music. Piano is my first instrument. I learned classical piano for most of my youth, and then moved on to jazz piano. I also play drums, guitar and accordion. I played drums in a number of bands when I was younger... But unfortunately time is lacking for that these days! I still manage to play French Canadian folk music with my buddies... See this youtube playlist for a few recent homemade recordings with my friend Colin!

A few pictures

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