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Research Group: Pure Mathematics

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The Pure Mathematics Group has a strong tradition of making important contributions to research in algebra, analysis, geometry and topology.

Group Overview

We are internationally recognised as research leaders in several fields, including geometric group theory, non commutative geometry and analysis, algebraic topology and applied topology.

The Pure Mathematics group is a vibrant, dynamic team of 30 academics and postgraduate students. We collaborate with researchers around the world and have strong contacts with groups in the UK, the EU, North America and East Asia. The Centre for Geometry, Topology, and Applications has recently been created to provide a focal point for a large part of this activity. We run multiple seminars and a colloquium in order to share our latest research results and hear of new research by external speakers.

We welcome applications for PhD study in one of our areas of expertise. Please have a look at our research areas and projects, and do not hesitate to contact our staff for more information. More information on how to apply can be found via this link. For external sources of fellowships and funding, please see this page.

Our research can be broadly divided into several categories:





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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
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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