Lam Laurent Pham

Since July 2019, I am an Instructor at Brandeis University.

I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics from Yale University in 2019. I am fortunate to have had Professors Gregory Margulis (Yale University) and Emmanuel Breuillard (University of Cambridge) as advisers.

I am primarily interested in Lie groups, their discrete subgroups, and arithmetic groups; I enjoy learning about their connections to pretty much any other topic (click here for more details).

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

Recent Papers

2019PreprintUniform Kazhdan Constants and Paradoxes of the Affine PlanearXiv

Current Teaching

Fall 2019, I am teaching Introduction to Combinatorics (Math 39A). Click here for the course webpage.

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 et compléments

Upcoming Talks

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Upcoming (tentative) travel

YearDatesConference TitleLocation
2019Dec 8-13Discrete Subgroups of Lie GroupsBanff (Canada)
2019Nov 10-21Illustrating Dynamics and ProbabilityICERM (USA)
2019Oct 21-25Illustrating Number Theory and AlgebraICERM (USA)