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Professor James W Anderson 

Professor of Pure Mathematics

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Professor James W Anderson is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Southampton.

He is known for his work on spaces of deformations of Kleinian groups, which are discrete groups of isometries of hyperbolic spaces, and on mapping class groups of hyperbolic surfaces. He is also the author of a popular undergraduate textbook on Hyperbolic Geometry.


BA (Mathematics), University of Georgia, USA

PhD (Mathematics), SUNY Stony Brook, USA

Postdoctoral Fellow, MSRI, USA

NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Warwick, UK

G C Evans Instructor, Rice University, USA

Professor of Mathematics

Research interests

  • Hyperbolic geometry and Kleinian groups
  • Riemann surfaces
  • The geometry and topology of 3-manifolds
  • Mapping class groups of surfaces


Research group

Pure Mathematics

Research project(s)

Finite subgroups of mapping class groups of closed surfaces

Schottky groups and uniformizations of closed surfaces

Associate Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Social Sciences
Member of the Education Committee, London Mathematical Society
Principal Fellow, Advance HE

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MATH3033 Graph Theory


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