I am a PhD student at the Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto. My advisor is Bálint Virág.
Currently I'm staying at the trimester on Random Walks and Asymptotic Geometry of Groups at IHP in Paris.
Previously (2006-2011) I studied mathematics, physics and computer science at the University of Warsaw, where I obtained
my M. Sc. degree in mathematics at Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics (my advisor was
CV (updated September 2013).
More generally, I am interested in mathematics with probabilistic, geometric or combinatorial flavour, theoretical computer science and theoretical physics. In case you are interested, here is a list of courses I have taken during my studies.
- geometric group theory, discrete probability, spectral graph theory
I co-organized Geometric Group Theory Student Workshop in Będlewo in May 2013.
Random groups and property (T): Żuk's theorem revisited
J. London Math. Soc. (2013) 88 (2): 396-416
Tight Bell inequalities with no quantum violation from qubit unextendible product bases
Phys. Rev. A 85, 042113 (2012)
Universal nonlinear entanglement witnesses (arxiv:1003.0210)
Phys. Rev. A 81, 062318 (2010)
Expository and popular articles
Education and teaching gifted students
I am very passionate about teaching talented high school students and exposition of science. You can read more about the initiatives I've been involved in here.
- Here are some notes on spectral graph theory and expanders (for a short course I co-taught in Warsaw in April 2012).
- Short notes on combinatorics of finite fields, Combinatorial Nullstellensatz and finite field Kakeya conjecture (for a course for high school students taught at WWW 8, August 2012).
- Some notes about the Gromov monster group construction (from a talk in the Probability, Geometry and Groups seminar).
How to pronounce my name
My name is pronounced [ˈmʲixaw kɔˈtɔfskʲi] (IPA) or like "me-how kotovsky" ("ł" is pronounced like "w" in English).
Apart from science, I am interested, among other things, in books, mountain hiking, music, philosophy, cognitive science, teaching gifted students, improv etc. etc. You can find out more on my personal webpage.