Fathi Ben Aribi     Version en français


Contact :

Chemin du Cyclotron 2
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Building: Marc de Hemptinne - Local Bureau B430
Phone number: +32 (0)10473177
Email: fathi(dot)benaribi(at)uclouvain(dot)be

I am currently a Chargé de Recherches FNRS (postdoc) at the Université catholique de Louvain, in the team of Pedro Vaz.
Previously I was a postdoc in the University of Geneva.
I am on the job market this year. Please contact me if you want my application material.

Research Interests:

My research domain is Geometric Topology, and most of my research works are in Knot Theory. More precisely, here are some of my interests:
I am especially interested in connections between these domains, such as the ones between the L2-Alexander invariant of knots (an infinite-dimensional version of the Alexander polynomial I studied during my PhD) or the Teichmüller TQFT (a quantum invariant of triangulated 3-manifolds I studied after my PhD) with the hyperbolic volume.

I am also part of the SyTriQ ANR Project (Trisections and symplectic structures on smooth 4-manifolds & Higher dimensional generalizations) led by Delphine Moussard, for the time period 2020-2024.



My PhD thesis:

My thesis is called "A study of properties and computation techniques of the L2-Alexander invariant in knot theory" and was done under the supervision of Jérôme Dubois. My defense was the 10th July 2015 at the Université Paris 7.

Recent invitations to international conferences:

Slides from recent talks:

Thesis supervision:

In 2020-2021, at the UCLouvain, I co-supervised (with Pedro Vaz) the Master's thesis of James Gosselet, entitled " The Chen-Yang volume conjecture for knots in handlebodies".

Lecture Notes:

Advice for preparing Math talks:

In 2018 I did a survey of various types of advice for preparing and/or giving talks in mathematical research, and I summarised them in one big list of 50 tips. I hope this can be useful to you or someone you know!

Fictions for scientific outreach:

Scientific Outreach (in French):