ASU Professor Victor V. Pambuccian

I completed my Ph.D. in 1993 at the University of Michigan with a thesis focusing on the axiomatics of Euclidean geometry under the guidance of advisor Andreas Blass. I came to ASU in 1994.

My research interests include the axiomatics of a variety of geometries such as affine, projective, Euclidean, ordered, equiaffine, hyperbolic, and the geometry of metric planes. I have also examined definability questions - syntactic equivalents of characterizations of geometric transformations under mild hypotheses - in several geometries including Minkowski space. Another interest focuses on reverse geometry which is the search for the most austere axiom systems inside which a certain theorem can be proved.

I am currently writing a book about the axiomatic foundation of geometry which will survey all contributions made from the 1882 beginning of the modern axiomatization of geometry to the present.


  • ASU West Campus
  • Office: CLCC 279
  • phone: (602)-543-3021
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