Gabriel Conant
Lumpkins Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 2015
MS in Pure Mathematics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 2010
BA in Mathematics, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 2008
Email: gconant@nd.edu
Office: 118 Hayes Healy Hall
Phone: (574) 6316505
Fax: (574) 6316579
For additional information see Gabriel Conant’s Personal Page.
Research Interests
My research focuses on model theory and its interactions with combinatorics, group theory, and number theory. I am especially interested in applications to additive combinatorics and, more generally, proving asymptotic results about finite groups by applying model theoretic techniques to pseudofinite groups and their compactifications. This approach has shown to be very successful in generalizing results from additive combinatorics for abelian groups to the nonabelian setting, and my recent research in this area has focused on arithmetic regularity in finite groups as well as Freimantype "inverse theorems" for finite subsets of arbitrary groups.
I also study the structure of definable sets in model theoretically wellbehaved (e.g. stable or NIP) expansions of the group of integers. This opens up many connections to combinatorial number theory, including sumset phenomena in sets of integers, and solutions to linear equations in finitely generated multiplicative semigroups. This research also extends to wellbehaved expansions of more general groups (especially abelian groups and amenable groups).
Finally, I am interested in the model theory of homogeneous structures, especially homogeneous graphs and metric spaces (e.g. the random graph, the generic trianglefree graph, and the Urysohn space). These structures form a rich and diverse class in the landscape of model theory, and this area of research as applications to combinatorics and asymptotic behavior of finite structures.
Selected Publications

On finite sets of small tripling or small alternation in arbitrary groups arXiv 1806.06022

Structure and regularity for subsets of groups with finite VCdimension, with A. Pillay and C. Terry arXiv 1802.04246

A group version of stable regularity, with A. Pillay and C. Terry accepted to Math. Proc. Camb. Philos. Soc.

Multiplicative structure in stable expansions of the group of integers accepted to Illinois J. Math.

Stability and sparsity in sets of natural numbers accepted to Israel J. Math.
Please direct questions and comments to: gconant@nd.edu