Sang-hyun Kim


Research interest geometric group theory and low-dimensional topology:
hyperbolic group, mapping class group, right-angled Artin group, diffeomorphism group, acute triangulations

Conference organized

Seminars (co-)organized

(Korean standard time)

  1. KIAS Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar (Tuesdays 4 pm, occasional)

  1. Virtual Seminar on Geometry and Topology (Wednesdays 4 pm, semi-weekly)

  1. Group Actions Seminar (Thursdays 9 pm, semi-weekly)

  1. Geometric Group Theory in East Asia (GGTEA) (Fridays 11 am, weekly)

Selected Work


  1. The Scientist and Engineer of the Month (이달의과학기술인상), awarded by Korean Ministry of Science and ICT, and by National Research Foundation of Korea, July 2020.

  2. Y-KAST Member (Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology, 한국차세대과학기술 한림원), Feb 26, 2018 - present.

  3. Research Excellence Award (우수연구상), College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University, March 3, 2017.

  4. Excellent Paper Award (논문상), Korean Mathematical Society, April 23, 2016.
    For the work: (With Thomas Koberda), Embedability between right-angled Artin groups, Geometry & Topology 17 (2013) 493--530.

  5. Teaching Excellence Award (우수강의상), College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University, September 15, 2015.
    An award first established in September 2015. Based on recommendations by students council, faculty committee and course survey.

  6. Creative Teaching Grand Award, KAIST, February 15, 2013.

  7. Sang-San Prize for Young Mathematicians, Korean Mathematical Society, October 5, 2012.

  8. Silver medal, the 34th International Mathematical Olympiad, Turkey, 1993.