Elisabeth Fink

University of Ottawa
585 King Edward Drive
K1N 6N5 Ottawa
CANADA

efink@uottawa.ca

I am currently a Post-Doc at the University of Ottawa.

Curriculum Vitae

I am interested in geometric group theory. My research interests include asymptotic cones, quasi-isometry rigidity, hyperbolic and relatively hyperbolic groups. One current project is about Morse quasi-geodesics. Some of my past work evolved around branch groups, conjugacy growth and the width of groups with respect to certain subsets.



Publications:

Palindromic Width of Wreath Products Journal of Algebra 471, pp 1-12 – 2017
Palindromic words in simple groups (with Andreas Thom) - IJAC Volume 25, Issue 3 pp 439, 2015.
Conjugacy Growth and Conjugacy Width of Certain Branch Groups - IJAC Volume No.24, Issue No. 8, 2014
A finitely generated branch group of exponential growth without free subgroups Journal of Algebra 397 – 2014


Pre-prints:

Morse geodesics in Torsion Groups. (2017)

Uniquely labelled Geodesics in Coxeter Groups. With Kirill Zainoulline. (2017)
On the finitely generated Hausdorff spectrum of spinal groups (2013)

Thesis:

On some non-periodic branch groups (PhD) (2013)

Local Organiser of:

Growth, Symbolic Dynamics and Combinatorics of Words in Groups
ENS Paris, 1-5 June 2015

Posters:

Poster about Branch Groups , for the conference 'Locally compact groups beyond Lie Theory' in Spa, April 2013
Poster about Palindromic Words , for the conference 'Asymptotic Properties of Groups' in Paris, 2014
Poster about Conjugacy in the Grigorchuk group , for the conference 'Hyperbolic geometry and hyperbolic groups' in Tokyo, 2014

Conference talks given/planned:

  • August 2016: Winter of Disconnectedness (Newcastle, Australia)

  • June 2016: Beyond Hyperbolicity (Cambridge, UK)

  • December 2016: CMS Meeting (Montreal, Canada)

  • June 2015: Geometric Topology, Geometric Group Theory & Dynamical Systems (Dubrovnik, Croatia)

  • April 2015: Asymptotic invariants of groups (Oxford, United Kingdom)

  • March 2015: Geometric Groups on the Gulf Coast, South Padre Island (Texas, USA)

  • June 2014: Geometric, dynamical and combinatorial aspects of infinite groups (Rennes, France)

  • May 2013: GAGTA (New York, USA)

  • July 2012: Groups and their actions (Bedlewo, Poland)

Invited seminar talks:

  • February 2016: Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada)

  • January 2016: Ohio State University (Columbus, OH, USA)

  • November 2015: Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA)

  • October 2015: McGill University (Montreal, Canada)

  • October 2015: University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada)

  • June 2015: University of Lille (France)

  • June 2015: University of Rennes I (France)

  • May 2015: University of Neuchatel (Switzerland)

  • May 2015: CUNY (USA)

  • April 2015: University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)

  • April 2015: Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN, USA)

  • January 2015: University of Bielefeld (Germany)

  • October 2014: Montpellier (France)

  • October 2013: Orsay (France)

  • April 2013: University of Southampton (UK)

  • April 2012: University of Technology of Vienna (Austria)

Conferences attended:

  • August 2016: Winter of Disconnectedness (Newcastle, Australia)

  • June 2016: Beyond Hyperbolicity (Cambridge, UK)

  • December 2015: CMS Meeting (Montreal, Canada)

  • June 2015: Geometric Topology, Geometric Group Theory & Dynamical Systems (Dubrovnik, Croatia)

  • May 2015: Cornell Topology Festival (Ithaca, USA)

  • April 2015: Asymptotic invariants of groups (Oxford, United Kingdom)

  • March 2015: Geometric Groups on the Gulf Coast (South Padre Island, Texas, USA)

  • March 2015: Journées Caen-Rennes (Caen, France)

  • January 2015: Young Geometric Group Theory IV (Spa, Belgium)

  • December 2014: Geometric and Combinatorial Group Theory (Jerusalem, Israel)

  • August 2014: Hyperbolic Geometry and Geometric Group Theory (Tokyo, Japan)

  • July 2014: Cube Complexes and Groups (Copenhagen, Denmark)

  • June 2014: Growth in Groups (Neuchatel, Switzerland)

  • June 2014: Geometric, dynamical and combinatorial aspects of infinite groups (Rennes, France)

  • April 2014: Geometry of computation in groups (Vienna, Austria)

  • January-March 2014: Random Walks Trimester (Paris, France)

  • January 2014: Young Geometric Group Theory 3 (Luminy, France)

  • January 2014: Random Walks Winter school (Luminy, France)

  • September 2013: Journées de Géométrie et Dynamique (Bordeaux, France)

  • September 2013: Geometric and Dynamical Aspects of Discrete Groups (Lille, France)

  • August 2013: The 9th William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Workshop (Dublin, Ireland)

  • May 2013: GAGTA (New York, USA)

  • April 2013: Locally Compact Groups Beyond Lie Theory (Spa, Belgium)

  • August 2012: Golod-Shafarevich Groups and Algebras and Rank Gradient (Vienna, Austria)

  • July 2012: Groups and their actions (Bedlewo, Poland)

  • June 2012: Coarse Geometry of Infinite Groups (Lille, France)

  • June 2012: Words and Growth (Jerusalem, Israel)

  • April 2012: Geometric Groups on the Gulf Coast (Pensacola, FL, USA)

  • January 2012: Young Geometric Group Theory Meeting (Bedlewo, Poland)

  • December 2011: Infinite Monster Groups (Vienna, Austria)

  • June 2011: Algebraic Properties of Profinite Groups (Oberwolfach, Germany)

  • Mai 2011: New Trends in Group Theory (Castro Urdinales, Spain)

  • June 2010: Postgraduate Group Theory Conference (St. Andrews, UK)

  • Mai 2010: Summer School Examples of Group Actions (Columbus OH, US)

Links:

Dan Segal , my DPhil supervisor's page.
Lecture Notes , Lecture notes from Martin Bridson's course 'Automorphisms of the free group' (2013).



Last updated: January 2015