# Lam Pham

Instructor in Mathematics

Degrees

Yale University, Ph.D.Stanford University, M.S.

Expertise

Arithmetic Groups, Representation Theory, Dynamics, Geometric Group TheoryProfile

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I study Zariski dense subgroups of algebraic groups, including arithmetic groups and thin groups. I study them from several perspectives and am also interested in their applications. Much of my research has to do with connections between number theory, geometry, and group theory, in particular in topics such as Diophantine geometry, expander graphs and Ramanujan graphs, and strong approximation for algebraic groups. A fundamental tool in my research is the dynamical viewpoint. Webpage

Courses Taught

MATH | 39a | Introduction to Combinatorics |

MATH | 110a | Introduction to Real Analysis, Part I |

MATH | 110b | Introduction to Real Analysis, Part II |

MATH | 224b | Lie Groups |

Scholarship

Pham, Lam L.. "Uniform Kazhdan Constants and Paradoxes of the Affine Plane." __Transformation Groups__ (2020). (forthcoming)

Borel, Armand. __Introduction aux Groups Arithmétiques__. Trans. Pham, Lam Laurent. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2019.