About me


About:

From September 2018 to August 2019, I will be a post-doc at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen primarily in residence at the École normale supérieure de Lyon.

Beginning August 2019, I will be a post-doc at the Ohio State University.

I received my PhD at Binghamton University in 2018.

CV (updated 10/2018)

skipper.rachel.k[at]gmail[dot]com

Upcoming talks and places you might run into me:

  • Random Walks on Symmetric Structures, Jerusalem, Israel, October 7-11, 2018
  • Bar-Ilan University, Research visit and Algebra Seminar talk, October 14-21, 2018
  • Ben Gurion University, Probability and Ergodic Theory Seminar, October 18, 2018
  • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Visit and Seminar Talk, October 30-November 3, 2018
  • ENS Paris, Visit and Group Theory Seminar, November 8-16, 2018
  • Problem solving workshop, Villa Finaly, Florence, November 19-23, 2018
  • University of Brussels, Algebra Seminar Talk, November 28-29, 2018
  • Algorithmic Problems in Group Theory, Dagstuhl Seminar, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, March 24-29, 2019


Research interests: I work in geometric and combinatorial group theory. I have primarily work on projects related to groups acting on trees and boundaaries of trees (self-similar and automata groups, branch groups, groups in the extended Thompson family) but I am also highly interested in most questions for which profinite group theory is a tool. My past projects have been on topics such as the congruence subgroup problem, topological finiteness properties, quasi-isometry classes of infinite simple groups, bireversible automata, the Chabauty space and the Cantor Bendixson rank, commensurability growth, etc..

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