How to pronounce this name.  Igor Mineyev's Math Page. 
cv talks songs "Mathematics is a piece of cake: if you like it, you will get it." "My theory is that no matter how hard people try to describe the real world, any theory would give only a rough approximation to the reality. Except for my theory." "...a point has the nonzero zero homology and the zero nonzero homology..." I.V.Mineyev, hopenotyetcomplete works. 
I am a Professor at UIUC Math Dept.
My mathematical interests include subjects related to
geometric group theory, in particular,
Teaching in the Fall 2015: In the Spring 2016, I will teach the following two courses. They are independent from each other, but feel free to sign up for both.

G^{3} conference

The mathematically correct name is "gee cube".
As y'all know, G^{3} stands for the annual
Geometric Group Theory on the Gulf Coast Conference, commonly
abbreviated in various ways, for example,
Geometric Groups on the Gulf. The previous G^{3} was in South Padre Island, Texas, March 2629, 2015. 
Paper work 
l_{infty}cohomology and metabolicity of negatively curved complexes. Internat. J. Algebra Comput. Vol. 9, No. 1(1999), 5177. 
Higher dimensional isoperimetric functions in hyperbolic groups. Math. Z. 233 (2000), no. 2, 327345. 
l_{1}homology of combable groups and 3manifold groups. International Conference on Geometric and Combinatorial Methods in Group Theory and Semigroup Theory (Lincoln, NE, 2000). Internat. J. Algebra Comput. 12 (2002), no. 12, 341355. 
Straightening and bounded cohomology of hyperbolic groups. GAFA, Geom. Funct. Anal. 11(2001), 807839. 
Bounded cohomology characterizes hyperbolic groups. Quart. J. Math. Oxford Ser., 53(2002), 5973. 
The BaumConnes conjecture for hyperbolic groups. Joint with Guoliang Yu. Invent. Math. 149 (2002) 1, 97122. 
Ideal bicombings for hyperbolic groups and applications. Joint with N. Monod and Y. Shalom. Topology 43 (2004), no. 6, 13191344. 
Nonmicrostates free entropy dimension for groups. Joint with D. Shlyakhtenko. GAFA, Geom. Funct. Anal., 15 (2005), 476490. 
Flows and joins of metric spaces.
Geometry and Topology, Vol. 9 (2005), no. 13, 403482. Here is how to type
Latex symbols for this article.
Also the file on GT web page.

Metric conformal structures and hyperbolic dimension. Conform. Geom. Dyn. 11 (2007), 137163. Also the published version. 
Relative hyperbolicity and bounded cohomology. Joint with A.Yaman. Preprint. 
The topology and analysis of the Hanna Neumann Conjecture. J. Topol. Anal. (JTA), 3(2011), no. 3, 307376. If you would like to learn about the Hanna Neumann conjecture and its generalizations, read my three papers in the reverse order. (Read this paper third). 
Submultiplicativity and the Hanna Neumann Conjecture. Ann. of Math., 175 (2012), no. 1, 393414. Also a latex leafage picture. Another leafage picture. (Read this paper second). 
Groups, graphs, and the Hanna Neumann Conjecture. J. Topol. Anal. (JTA), 4(2012), no. 1, 112. Here is the picturesonly version of this article. (Read this paper first). 
Miscellaneous  

A Mathematician's Lament
by Paul Lockhart. What you hated in school was not mathematics. 
A quote from teaching evaluations: Instructor's weakness: high expectations. 
Freedom.  Another quote from teaching evaluations: Do not teach proofs. They are useless. Teach what needs to be done on the homework and tests. 
A very important statement.  Funny math pictures from V.Troitsky. 
Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, 250 Altgeld Hall, Urbana, IL 61801, USA. 
Email address:
mineyev math uiuc edu
If you feel you are sending me something important by email, please do so. But please don't get discoraged if I don't reply. I have email anxiety, and a mild form of keyboard incompatibility. I read email, but it takes time. I care very much to give a thorough reply, and sometimes it gets postponed to infinity. Email also happens to be a distraction from deep thinking. I'm working on my email skills, it's a process. Meet me in person, I'm much nicer that way. :) 