Book shelf

In this page I add book / resource titles that are useful or beautiful or both. Please let me know if you have some recommendations as well.

Pre College books

  • Calculus by Tarasov
  • Lines and Curves by Vasiliyev
  • Geometry and the Imagination by Hilbert and Vossen
  • Mathematical Circles; Russian experience by Fomin
  • Complex Numbers from A to Z by Titu Andreescue
  • Mathematics can be fun by Yakov Perelman
  • Intuitive Topology by Prasolov

College + Grad School Books

  • A course in metric geometry by Burago, Burago and Ivanov
  • Office hours with a geometric group theorist by Clay and Margalit
  • Geometry of defining relations in groups by Olashanskii
  • Three dimensional geometry and topology by Thurston
  • Trees by Serre
  • Sur les groupes hyperboliques d’après Mikhael Gromov by Ghys and Harpe (find an unofficial English translation here)


  1. Summer School on geometric group theory at IHES in 2019

    Particularly the lecture series by Dani Wise
  2. The WE-Heraeus International Winter School on Gravity and Light