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Professor Gareth Jones 

Emeritus Professor

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Professor Gareth Jones is Emeritus Professor within Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

After obtaining an MA and DPhil from the University of Oxford, I have been employed at the University of Southampton since 1971, and a Professor of Mathematics since 2000. My research interests are mainly in Group Theory and its applications to areas such as Combinatorics, Galois Theory, Geometry and Topology. Current research projects involve dessins d'enfants and Beauville surfaces. I have published about 90 papers and have co-authored three textbooks, on Complex Functions (with David Singerman), and on Elementary Number Theory and Information and Coding Theory (both with Mary Jones). I am currently working on textbooks on dessins d'enfants and the theory of algorithms. I have supervised about a dozen PhD students.

Administrative responsibilities have included periods as Head of the Pure Mathematics Group and as MMath and Single Honours Mathematics programme coordinator. I retired in 2011, and since then I have continued my research as an Emeritus Professor.




Research interests

Group theory, and its applications to geometry, topology, combinatorics and Galois theory

Research group

Pure Mathematics


Professor Gareth Jones
Building 54 Mathematical Sciences University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:54/5009

Telephone:(023) 8059 5465
Facsimile:(023) 8059 5147

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