Vladimir Vankov

I have been a PhD student at the University of Southampton since October 2017. I am working in geometric group theory under the supervision of Professor Ian Leary.

My interests include special cube complexes and finiteness properties of groups. I have come up with a new method for proving groups are virtually special, which you can read about here.

Before coming to Southampton, I studied in Cambridge.


PGTC2020: I was glad to organise the Postgraduate Group Theory Conference 2020.

In the past, I have also helped to organise YRM 2018.


Talk Slides

From when I spoke at the Cambridge Junior Algebra Seminar.


Upcoming conference attendance

On hold due to pandemic.


Contact details

Email: v DOT vankov AT soton DOT ac DOT uk
Office: Room 7037, Building 54, Highfield Campus (although currently working from home)

My institutional page is here.

The photo was taken on the viewing platform at the top of the BALTIC on the Newcastle "Quayside" (UK).
Last updated April 2021: site is under construction.