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School of Mathematical Sciences

Dr Alex Fink


Reader in Pure Mathematics, Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5520
Room Number: Mathematical Sciences Building, Room: MB-312
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:30–12:30 on MS Teams: . To book a meeting at other times please email me. If the question is about a module please consider using the module's QMPlus forum.


Alex Fink is Reader in Pure Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences. He has interests in combinatorics, algebra and geometry, especially matroid theory and tropical geometry.

Dr Fink holds a PhD from UC Berkeley, and prior to this post has been a postdoctoral researcher at North Carolina State University. His research has been supported by EPSRC. He serves on the editorial board of Theoretical Computer Science A, and was joint chair of the programme committee of Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics 2017.


Research Interests:

Contacts between combinatorics and algebraic geometry or commutative algebra. Matroid theory, algebra of matroid invariants. Tropical mathematics, tropical linear algebra.

Member of the LMS Scheme 3 research group in Tropical Mathematics & its Applications and the UK Applied Algebra and Geometry research network.