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Kim, Inkang

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Hyperbolic Geometry, Symmetric spaces

Inkang Kim works on hyperbolic geometry and symmetric spaces. He works on rigidity and flexibility of discrete groups acting on symmetric spaces. For rigidity side, he proved the marked length rigidity of Zariski dense subgroups of semisimple Lie groups. In the line of Weil's local rigidity, with his collaborators he proved the local rigidity of real and complex hyperbolic lattices in quaternionic hyperbolic spaces. For flexibility side, with Pierre Pansu he characterized the criterion for a deformability to a Zariski dense representation of a surface group representation in semisimple Lie groups. Specially in hyperbolic 3-manifolds, with other collaborators he generalized William Thurston's double limit theorem to any hyperbolic 3-manifold with compressible boundary.


  • Feb 1990 : B.S., Seoul National University
  • May 1996 : Ph.D., U.C Berkeley
  • January 2004-June 2004 : IHES at Paris, member
  • July 2004-Feb 2005 : Ecole Polytechnique, invite
  • Oct 2004 : Universite de Grenoble I, professeur invite
  • Nov 2004, August 2010 : MPI, member
  • June 2005-Aug 2005 : MSRI, member
  • Jan 2006 : Ecole Polytechnique, maitre de rechercheur
  • Feb 2006, July-August 2008 : July-August 2009, Jan 2010 IHES, membre
  • June 2006-Aug 2006 : Universidad Complutense a Madrid, invited professor
  • June 2007 : Ecole Polytechnique, invited researcher
  • Aug- Dec, 2007 : MSRI, member.
  • Dec 2007-Feb 2008 : Ecole Polytechnique, invited researcher
  • 1997-August 2000 : Assistant professor, KAIST
  • September 2000-August 2008 : Assistant, Associate and full professor, Seoul National University
  • September 2008-present : Professor at Korea Institute for Advanced Study
  • Dec 2009, July 2010 : member, Hausdorff Institute.
  • Jan-March 2011: IHP, member
  • Young Scientist Award 2007

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  • 85 Hoegiro Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, Republic of Korea.