Anand Pillay

William J. Hank Family Professor
of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics
University of Notre Dame
281 Hurley Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Telephone: (574) 631-8847

I have been Swanlund Chair Emeritus at University of Illinois since 2006.

Professor Anand Pillay

Model theory, in and for itself, as well as applications  (algebra, geometry, number theory,..).

Current graduate students
Gregory Cousins (Notre Dame), Mike Haskell (Notre Dame), Leo Jimenez (Notre Dame). Somayeh Vojdani graduated in summer 2016.

Recent graduate students from Leeds include Rizos Sklinos, now at Lyon, Charlotte Kestner and Davide Penazzi, both now at University of Central Lancashire, Gareth Boxall, now at Stellenbosch, South Africa, and Joel (Ronnie) Nagloo, a postdoc at CUNY, New York, and moving to Bronx Community College. Ningyuan Yao got his PH.D. from Sun-Yat-Sen University in 2015, working under my supervision, and now has a position at Fudan University, China.


Recent postdocs at Leeds include Jakub Gismatullin (Wroclaw) and Davide Penazzi (UCLAN). Current postdoc at Notre Dame: Gabriel Conant.


Autumn 2016, Math 10560. Calculus II, MWF 2 - 2.50, 131 de Bartolo.

Spring 2017, Math 80520, Categorical Logic, MWF 1.30-11.20, 116, Pasquerilla


Seminars at Notre Dame.

Model Theory seminar, 11 am, Tuesday. 125 HH

Logic seminar: 2 pm Tuesdays. 125 HH


Model Theory program at Notre Dame, June 6 - 24, 2016.


for information and registration


I am an editor of Algebra and Number Theory.

I am also a Managing Editor (with Mic Detlefsen) of the Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic.

Also from February 2017 an Associate Editor of Journal of the American Mathematical Society


CV, January 2016

Publications, January 2016

Lecture Notes from a sequence of courses at Illinois 2002-2003:
Model Theory
Stability Theory
Applied Stability Theory

Some recent preprints, notes, slides of talks, and other things. (Please contact me directly if you want electronic files of other papers from my complete list of publications.)

Lecture notes on strongly minimal sets with a generic automorphism (graduate course in UIUC, 1999)

Compact spaces, definability. Slides from Tarski lectures, Berkeley, April 2009.

Measures in model theory. Slides from talk in Logic and Set theory meeting, Chennai, Aug. 2010

Model Theory

Connected components of groups and o-minimality I (with A. Conversano)

Connected components of groups and o-minimality II (with A. Conversano)

A note on generically stable measures and fsg groups (with E. Hrushovski and P. Simon)

Affine Nash groups (with E. Hrushovski)

Model theory, stability, and the free group, Notes from a series of 5 talks at a workshop on geometric group theory and logic, UIC, Aug. 2011

First order theories, Goedel lecture, ASL European Meeting, Barcelona 2011.

Weight and measure in NIP theories

On Levi subgroups and the Levi decomposition for groups definable in o-minimal structures (with A. Conversano)
On algebraic relations between solutions of a generic Painlevé equation (with Ronnie Nagloo)

Topological dynamics and definable groups

On Borel equivalence relations and Lascar strong types (with K. Krupinski and S. Solecki)

On the canonical base property (with E. Hrushovski and D. Palacin).

Some model theory of SL(2,R) (with J. Gismatullin and D. Penazzi).

On the algebraic independence of generic Painleve transcendents  (with J. Nagloo)

On groups and fields interpretable in torsion-free hyperbolic groups (with C. Perin, R. Sklinos, K, Tent)

Generic stability and stability (with H. Adler and E. Casanovas)

On compactifications and the topological dynamics of definable groups (with J. Gismatullin and D. Penazzi).

Relative Manin-Mumford for semiabelian surfaces (with D. Bertrand, D. Masser, U. Zannier).

External definability and groups in NIP theories (with A. Chernikov and P. Simon).

Remarks on Tao's algebraic regularity lemma (with S. Starchenko).

Some model theory of fibrations and algebraic reductions (with R. Moosa).

Universal covers of commutative finite Morley rank groups (with M. Bays, B. Hart).

On function field Mordell-Lang and Manin-Mumford (with F. Benoist and E. Bouscaren).

Semiabelian varieties over separably closed fields, maximal divisible subgroups, and exact sequences (revised, with F. Benoist and E. Bouscaren).

Generalized Bohr compactifications and model-theoretic connected components (with K. Krupinski).

Remarks and questions on infinitesimal stabilizers.

Saturated free algebras revisited (with Rizos Sklinos).

Strongly minimal pseudofinite structures.

Galois theory, functional Lindemann-Weierstrass, and Manin maps (with D. Bertrand)

On minimal flows, definable amenability, and o-minimality (with Ningyuan Yao)

The stable regularity lemma revisited (with M. Malliaris)

Pseudofinite model theory: lectures notes from Fall 2014 course

Remarks on compactifications of pseudofinite groups

Topological dynamics and the complexity of strong types (with K. Krupinski and T. Rzepecki)

On definable Galois groups and the canonical base property (with D. Palacin)

Stable groups and expansions of (Z,+,0) (with G. Conant)

The free group has the dimensional order property (with R. Sklinos)

On maximal stable quotients of groups definable in NIP theories (with M. Haskel)

Some definable Galois theory and examples (with O. Leon Sanchez)

Interpretations and differential Galois extensions (with M. Kamensky)

The Picard-Vessiot theory, constrained cohomology, and linear differential algebraic groups.

Amenability, definable groups, and automorphism groups (with K. Krupinski).

Generalized Picard-Vessiot extensions and differential Galois cohomology (with Z. Chatzidakis).

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