Alex Fink

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

Office: W306, Queens Building, Mile End campus (number 19 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 previous years I have taught an advanced graduate module on Enumerative Combinatorics at the London Taught Course Centre.


I am the tutor for postgraduate admissions for applicants to our PhD programme interested in pure maths. Contact me if you have enquiries about postgraduate study in mathematics at Queen Mary.


FPSAC will be held at Queen Mary from 9th to 13 July 2017. I am among the co-chairs of its scientific programme committee.


I have two current PhD students:


I share interests with the algebra, combinatorics, and geometry and analysis research groups. It is the Algebra group which I am formally affiliated with.

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. I recently held EPSRC grant EP/M01245X/1 Algebra and geometry of matroids.

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