Ms Macarena Arenas

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Denman Baynes Senior Student
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I am a PhD candidate at the DPMMS. Before coming to Cambridge, I completed my Master's in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University, and my Bachelor's Degree at UNAM, in Mexico City.

I work in Geometric Group Theory -- a field of Mathematics that studies groups, and the geometric and topological spaces on which they act. Thus, I use geometry to understand groups, and algebra to understand geometry.

While this is the guiding principle, the tools and techniques of many other areas of Maths enrich and permeate the subject, making it into an ever-growing domain.

My research, specifically, concerns hyperbolic and non-positively curved groups and spaces, non-positively curved cube complexes, and the geometric topology of curves and surfaces; one stream of my work focuses on quantifying geometric and algebraic properties of groups and their topological counterparts, the other on producing examples and structural results.

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