François Thilmany

Ansgar, one of the great horned owls of UCSD.
I am currently on leave from chargé de recherches (postdoc) of the FNRS.
Until October 2021, I will be a postdoc at the KU Leuven, under the supervision of Gábor Szabó.
Previously, I was a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego.
My PhD advisor was Alireza Salehi Golsefidy.


Departement Wiskunde
Celestijnenlaan 200B
3001 Leuven (Heverlee)



  1. With Marston Conder, Alex Lubotzky and Jeroen Schillewaert, Constructing highly regular expanders from hyperbolic Coxeter groups (on arXiv)
  2. With Lam Pham, Arithmetic groups and the Lehmer conjecture (on arXiv, to appear in the Israel Journal of Mathematics)
  3. With Amir Mohammadi and Alireza Salehi Golsefidy, Diameter of homogeneous spaces: an effective account (on arXiv)
  4. Lattices of minimal covolume in SL(n,R) (Mathematica file, class numbers script, on arXiv, in Proceedings of the LMS)


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