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James Hyde

H.C. Wang Assistant Professor

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Malott Hall, Room 590

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (2017) University of St. Andrews


  • Mathematics


Geometric group theory

I am a group theorist interested in simplicity, finite generation, finite presentation and, right-orderability. I am interested in groups of homeomorphisms of both the Cantor set and manifolds. For example the Thompson groups, Brin's higher dimensional Thompson groups and the asynchronous rational group.


Fall 2019

Spring 2020


  • Finitely generated infinite simple groups of homeomorphisms of the real line (with Lodha, Y.) Invent. math. (2019).
  • The group of boundary fixing homeomorphisms of the disc is not left-orderable, Ann. of Math. To appear