Feilds of interests:
  • group theory: finite groups, algebraic groups, algorithms (including randomised and non-deterministic) on groups, black box groups
  • model theory: groups of finite Morley rank
  • combinatorics: matroids and their generalisations (Coxeter matroids)
  • philosophy and methodology of mathematics, mathematics education.


  • Mathematics under the Microscope: Notes on Cognitive Aspects of Mathematical Practice. Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI. 2010. 317 pp. ISBN-10: 0-8218-4761-9. ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-4761-9.
  • Simple Groups of Finite Morley Rank, Amer. Math. Soc. Monographs Series, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI. 2008. Approx. 556 pp. ISBN-10: 0-8218-4305-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-4305-5 (with T. Altinel and G. Cherlin). 
  • Coxeter Matroids, Birkhauser, 2003. xiv+264 pp., ISBN 0-8176-3764-8 (with I. M. Gelfand and N. White). 
  • Groups of Finite Morley Rank, Oxford University Press, 1994. xi+409 pp. (with A. Nesin).


Publications: see CV