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School of Mathematical Sciences

Professor Alex Fink


Professor in Pure Mathematics; Head of the Centre for Combinatorics, Algebra and Number Theory

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5520
Room Number: Mathematical Sciences Building, Room: MB-312
Office Hours: Advising Support Hour: Thursdays 2–3pm in MB312. Other times available by appointment.


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

Prof Fink holds a PhD from UC Berkeley, and prior to this post was a postdoctoral researcher at North Carolina State University. His research has been supported by EPSRC. He serves on the editorial boards of the Bulletin and Journal of the London Mathematical Society and 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.


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