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Research Group: Pure Mathematics

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The Pure Mathematics Group at Southampton carries out research in a variety of topics in algebra and geometry. Areas of expertise include analytic and geometric methods in group theory, the representation theory and cohomology of groups, and algebraic topology.

Group Overview

There is a particular emphasis on the interplay of group theory with other areas of mathematics, in particular with low dimensional topology, geometric functional analysis, algebraic number theory, K-theory and algebraic geometry.

The group welcomes further applications for postgraduate study in any of its fields of interest and more information can be found in the Graduate School section. Enquiries concerning joint research grant applications, possible future research programmes and visits to the group are also welcome.

Key Facts

There are fourteen current PhD students.




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Working Papers

Research Staff

List of all staff members in Pure Mathematics
Staff MemberPrimary Position
James W AndersonProfessor of Pure Mathematics
Naomi AndrewPostgraduate research student
Jacek BrodzkiProfessor of Pure Mathematics, Director of Research and Enterprise
Thomas BrownPostgraduate research student
Matthew BurfittResearcher in Applied Algebraic Topology
Ilaria CastellanoResearch Fellow
David ChillingworthVisiting Research Fellow
Ho Yiu ChungPostgraduate research student
Conrad D'SouzaPostgraduate research student
Martin DunwoodyEmeritus Professor
Hector DurhamPostgraduate research student
Xin FuPostgraduate research student
Jelena GrbicProfessor of Pure Mathematics, Doctoral Programme Director
Gareth JonesEmeritus Professor
Doha A KattanPostgraduate research student
Bernhard KoeckReader in Pure Mathematics
Peter KrophollerProfessor of Pure Mathematics
Ian J LearyProfessor of Pure Mathematics
Abigail LintonPostgraduate research student
Ana Claudia Lopes OnorioPostgraduate research student
Armando MartinoAssociate Professor of Pure Mathematics
Ashot MinasyanAssociate Professor of Pure Mathematics
Graham NibloProfessor of Pure Mathematics
Megan PalserPostgraduate research student
Sejong ParkVisiting Research Fellow
Holly PavelingPostgraduate research student
Vesna PerisicSenior Teaching Fellow
Nansen PetrosyanAssociate Professor of Pure Mathematics
Mariam PirashviliResearch Fellow
Roger PlymenVisiting Professor
Donya RahmaniResearch Fellow
Simon ReaPostgraduate research student
Jim H RenshawAssociate Professor of Pure Mathematics, Faculty Admissions Controller
Ruben Sanchez GarciaLecturer in Pure and Applied Mathematics
David SingermanEmeritus Professor
Tse Leung SoPostgraduate research student
Jan SpakulaLecturer in Pure Mathematics
Jon T StoneVisiting Research Fellow
Fabio StrazzeriPostgraduate research student
James StrudwickPostgraduate research student
Stephen TheriaultProfessor of Pure Mathematics, Head of Pure Mathematics
Motiejus ValiunasPostgraduate research student
Vladimir VankovPostgraduate research student
Mark WarehamPostgraduate research student
Nick WrightAssociate Professor of Pure Mathematics, Director of Admissions

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