Rychkov is a professor at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques in Bures-sur-Yvette, France, and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2002 followed by postdoctoral appointments at the University of Amsterdam and at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. He was a professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris from 2009 to 2012 and a staff member at the Theoretical Physics Department of CERN in Geneva from 2012 to 2018. Rychkov has been a recipient of the New Horizons in Physics Prize. His past work covers a wide range of subjects from pure mathematics to particle physics and string theory. His current main interest is developing efficient techniques for solving strongly coupled quantum field theories. He is the deputy director of the Simons Collaboration on the Nonperturbative Bootstrap.