Alex Fink

I am a Lecturer in Pure Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London.

Office: B53, Mathematics Building, Mile End campus (number 4 on this map)
Telephone: 020 7882 5520

Office hours: see my entry on the School's pages. Or email for an appointment.

Here is my CV.

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Teaching and tutoring

In Semester B, I taught MTH4104, Introduction to Algebra.

In Semester A, I filled in for Prof. Rob Wilson teaching the last three weeks of MTH5112, Linear Algebra I.

During my postdoctoral position at North Carolina State, I taught:


I am the Programme Director for the following study programmes:

See also the guidance in the first pages of the guide to all study programmes. If you have questions not addressed in the links above, please email me or see me during office hours.


My research interests are principally in algebraic combinatorics, especially where commutative algebra or algebraic geometry apply; matroid theory and tropical geometry have been recent themes. Here is a research statement from a couple years ago.

Publications (and talk slides)

Journal articles, conference papers, preprints
Doctoral thesis
My thesis was titled Matroid polytope subdivisions and valuations. Aside from an introduction all its content appears in the papers above.

Expository writing, manuscripts