Lam Laurent Pham

I am currently a PhD student in Mathematics at Yale University, advised by Professors Gregory Margulis (Yale University) and Emmanuel Breuillard (University of Cambridge).

I will be a Postdoctoral Researcher at Brandeis University starting July 2019.

I am primarily interested in Lie groups, their discrete subgroups, and arithmetic groups.

Previously, I completed an M.S. in Computational & Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University (with a short stint in the Mechanical Engineering Department). Even earlier, I received an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur at Ecole Centrale Paris, where I studied Plasma Assisted Combustion.


2019In preparationA strong Tits alternative for the affine group of the plane (Ph.D. Thesis) 
2019In preparationLocally commutative free groups acting on the plane 
2018PreprintUniform Kazhdan constants and paradoxes of the planeLink

Books and translations

I enjoy translating and giving a new breath of life to old French mathematics classics by translating them into English. If you would like to work together on an old classic, please let me know!

1969ForthcomingArmand BorelIntroduction aux groupes arithmétiques
1965In ProgressArmand Borel & Jacques TitsGroupes réductifs

Invited Talks

2019Apr 8Yale UniversityGroup actions and dynamics seminar
2018Nov 23University of CambridgeDiscrete analysis seminar
2018Oct 30Rutgers UniversityNumber theory seminar
2018Oct 26CUNY Graduate centerNew York group theory seminar

Upcoming (tentative) travel

YearDatesLocationConference Title
2019May 27-31Dynamics of Group Actions, une conférence en l’honneur des 60 ans d’Yves BenoistCretaro (Italy)
2019May 19-24Equidistribution, Invariant Measures and Applications: A tribute to the Legacy of Marina RatnerThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
2019Mar 25-29Number Theory and Dynamics ConferenceCMS, University of Cambridge (UK)
2019Feb 17-21Super Strong Approximation in GroupsThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)