Alex Fink

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

Office: 406, 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 A, I taught an advanced graduate module on Enumerative Combinatorics at the London Taught Course Centre. See that page for further information.

In Semester B, I am teaching MTH4104, Introduction to Algebra.

I am also running a tutorial for MTH4103, Geometry I.


I am tutor for postgraduate admissions, together with Rosemary Harris. Contact us if you have enquiries about postgraduate study in mathematics at Queen Mary.


I am organising the Queen Mary algebra seminar this year jointly with Matt Fayers.

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


As part of my EPSRC grant I have hired Madhusudan Manjunath as a postdoc.

I have two current PhD students:


I belong to Queen Mary's algebra, combinatorics, and geometry and analysis research groups.

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 currently hold EPSRC grant EP/M01245X/1 Algebra and geometry of matroids.

Here is a research statement from a few 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