Talia Fernós

Talia Fernós

Associate Professor

Office: Petty 143
Personal Website:
Starting year at UNCG: 2010
Office Hours: TR 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; also by appointment


Degree(s): Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago (2006)


Spring 2019
  • MAT-191 LEC (Calculus I), TR 12:00-10:45, NMOR 330
  • MAT-593 IND (Directed Study in Mathematics)
  • MAT-687 IND (Project in Mathematics)
  • MAT-690 SEM (Mathematics Seminar), MWF 11:00-11:50, PETT 217
  • MAT-699 DTS (Thesis)
  • MAT-743 LEC (Complex Analysis), TR 2:00-3:15, PETT 7


Member of the Research Group(s): Group Theory
Current Students: Jenny Beck (Ph.D.)
Former Students: Jenny Beck (M.A.)

Selected Publications

  • Fernós, Talia . Relative property (T) and the vanishing of the first ℓ 2 -Betti number. Bull. Belg. Math. Soc. Simon Stevin 17 (2010), no. 5, 851–857.
  • Fernos, Talia . Relative property (T), linear groups, and applications. Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of Illinois at Chicago. ProQuest LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006. 105 pp. ISBN: 978-0542-86795-8
  • Fernós, Talia . Relative property (T) and linear groups. Ann. Inst. Fourier (Grenoble) 56 (2006), no. 6, 1767–1804.
  • Fernós, Talia; Valette Alain; appendix by Martin, Florian; Valette, Alain. Reduced 1-cohomology and relative property (T). Mathematische Zeitschrift (15 December 2010), pp. 1-14.

Brief Biography

Dr. Fernós earned a Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and she joined the UNCG faculty in 2010. Upon completion of her PhD, she was awarded the NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Fernós has organized conferences and established collaborations in several countries. Her research studies infinite groups from both geometric and analytical perspectives.