Dr. Stefan Glock

Hello! I am a Junior Fellow in the Institute for Theoretical Studies at ETH Zürich, and a member of the Combinatorics Research Group of Benny Sudakov.


Postal address:

ETH Institute for Theoretical Studies
Clausiusstrasse 47
8092 Zürich


Research overview

I am broadly interested in the study of discrete mathematical structures, which have important manifestations in algebra, geometry, number theory, optimization, probability theory, statistical physics, theoretical computer science and topology. Most of my research topics can be located within the following areas: Some highlights of my research include the resolution of several long-standing open problems, in particular:

Publications and preprints





In Spring 2018, I lectured the 4th year course "Advanced Topics in Combinatorics". The syllabus comprised Ramsey theory, aspects of partially ordered sets and intersecting families, as well as matchings and colourings of hypergraphs.

In Autumn 2018, I organised a reading group on "Expander graphs".

I had the pleasure of supervising the master theses of Caeron Hayes (2019) and Domenico Mergoni (2020).

Short CV

I studied mathematics at Technische Universität Ilmenau from 2009 to 2014. I obtained my PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2018, under the supervision of Daniela Kühn and Deryk Osthus. My dissertation `Decompositions of Graphs and Hypergraphs' was the runner-up for the Richard-Rado-Preis 2018. I continued to be a Research Fellow (postdoc) in Birmingham, before joining ETH Zürich in 2019. On 1 September 2022, I will start a tenure-track professorship at the University of Passau.