
Research InterestsMy interests lie in the realm of geometric group theory. More precisely, I am interested in topological properties of infinite groups, including classifying spaces, finiteness properties, homological stability and BieriNeumannStrebelRenz invariants. A typical tool I use is discrete Morse theory, which turns difficult global problems into easier local ones. Some groups of interest include braid groups, the extended family of Thompson's groups, groups of automorphisms of free groups and algebraic and arithmetic groups. Some relevant topological spaces include arc complexes, poset geometries, CAT(0) cube complexes, Outer/Auter space and buildings. My coauthors and collaborators: Peter Abramenko Eli Bashwinger Jim Belk Collin Bleak Matt Brin KaiUwe Bux Martin Fluch Andy Heald Judy Holdener Martin Kassabov Lee Kennard Yash Lodha Marco Marschler Francesco Matucci Rob McEwen Justin Tatch Moore Mark Pearson Lucas Sabalka Eduard Schesler Nick Scoville Rachel Skipper Rob Spahn Marco Varisco Stefan Witzel I am supported by a Simons Collaboration Grant (award #635763, "Topological methods in geometric group theory," 20192024). Using xkcd's word checker, here is a description of my research interests that uses only the 1000 most common words in the English language: 