Francesco Fournier-Facio

PhD student
ETH Zurich Department of Mathematics


A friendly face

Office: HG G 66.4
Email: francesco.fournier(you know the symbol)math.ethz.ch

I am a PhD student at ETH under the supervision of Alessandra Iozzi.
I completed my Masters at ETH, and before that I did my Bachelors at EPFL.

Here is my CV.

Research:

My main research interest is geometric group theory, in particular amenability, bounded cohomology and related topics. I am happier when working with discrete groups, or totally disconnected locally compact ones, but I am hoping to learn more about Lie groups and algebraic groups in the future.

You can find my papers on Researchgate, or on arXiv: Recorded talks:

The next talk I will give will be for the International "What is?" seminar on bounded cohomology and simplicial volume. I will speak about this really cool paper, which explains how to extend an alternating quasicocycle from a hyperbolically embedded family of subgroups. The recording will be available on the website shortly after the talk.

Recently I spoke at the
Geometry Graduate Colloquium at ETH about bounded cohomology and why it is so cool. The recording is available upon request.

Last semester I spoke at the International young seminar on bounded cohomology and simplicial volume about Brooks quasimorphisms and the more combinatorial aspects of my Master Thesis. The recording is available upon request.

Teaching:
  • In Fall 2020, I am the online teaching assistant of Complex Analysis.
  • In Spring 2020, I was a teaching assistant for Topology.
  • In Spring 2019, I was a teaching assistant for Topology.
Seminars:

In Fall 2020 I am organizing the International "What is?" seminar on bounded cohomology and simplicial volume together with Caterina Campagnolo (ENS Lyon), Nicolaus Heuer (University of Cambridge) and Marco Moraschini (Universität Regensburg).

In Spring 2020 I organized the Online Geometry Seminar at ETH, together with Matthew Cordes and Konstantin Golubev.

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Last updated: November 26th 2020