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Professor Ian J Leary BA, MA, PhD

Head of Pure Mathematics

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Professor Ian J Leary is Head of Pure Mathematics at the University of Southampton.

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Research interests

Group theory, especially geometric group theory and its connections with homological algebra, geometric topology and algebraic topology. I particularly like creating (or should I say discovering?) examples of mathematical objects (such as groups or spaces) that have unusual combinations of properties.
 
The main themes that have appeared in my research in recent years are: classifying spaces for families of subgroups; finiteness condition for groups and connections with algebraic K-theory; spaces satisfying non-positive curvature conditions such as CAT(0)-spaces; special classes of groups such as Artin groups, Coxeter groups and Bestvina-Brady groups. 

If you are interested in working on a PhD in any of these areas, I encourage you to contact me.

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Pure Mathematics

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  • On classifying spaces for the family of virtually cyclic subgroups - Juan-Pineda, Daniel and Leary, Ian J.. In Recent Developments in Algebraic Topology - Adem, Alejandro, Gonzalez, Jesus and Pastor , Guillermo (eds.)
    Published:
    2006
    At event:
    Conference on Homotopy Theory held in honor of Sam Gitler's 70th birthday
    Series:
    Contemporary Mathematics, 407
  • Some examples of discrete group actions on aspherical manifolds - Davis, M.W. and Leary, I.J.. In High-Dimensional Manifold Topology: Proceedings of the School Ictp - Farrell, F.T. and Luck, W. (eds.)
    Published:
    2003
    At event:
    School on High-Dimensional Manifold Topology 2001 ICTP Trieste
    Series:
    The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
    Page Range:
    139-150
    doi:
    10.1142/9789812704443_0006
  • Some free-by-cyclic groups - Leary, I.J., Niblo, G.A. and Wise, D.T.. In Groups St Andrews 1997 in Bath - Campbell, C.M., Robertson, E.F., Ruscuc, N. and Smith, G.C. (eds.)
    Published:
    1999
    Published by:
    Cambridge, UK
    Series:
    London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series
    Page Range:
    512-516
    doi:
    10.2277/0521655765
  • On subgroups of Coxeter groups - Dicks, W. and Leary, I.J.. In Geometry and Cohomology in Group Theory - Kropholler, Peter H., Niblo, Graham A. and Stöhr, Ralph (eds.)
    Published:
    1998
    At event:
    Durham Symposium: Geometry and Cohomology in Group Theory
    Published by:
    Cambridge, GB
    Series:
    London Mathematical Society Lecture Notes, 252
    Page Range:
    124-160
    doi:
    10.1017/CBO9780511666131.010
  • A bound on the expondent of the cohomology of BC-bundles - Leary, Ian J.. In Algebraic Topology: New Trends in Localization and Periodicity - Mislin, Guido, Casacuberta, Carlos and Broto , C. (eds.)
    Published:
    1996
    At event:
    Barcelona Conference on Algebraic Topology
    Series:
    Progress in Mathematics, 136
    Page Range:
    255-259
  • The Yagita invariant of general linear groups - Glover, H. H. , Leary, I.J. and Thomas, C.B. . In Algebraic Topology: New Trends in Localization and Periodicity - Broto, Carles, Casacuberta , Carles and Mislin , Guido (eds.)
    Published:
    1996
    At event:
    Barcelona Conference on Algebraic Topology
    Series:
    Progress in Mathematics, 136
    Page Range:
    185-192
Professor Ian J Leary
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Telephone: (023) 8059 3654
Email: I.J.Leary@soton.ac.uk

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