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Emeritus Professor David Singerman

Emeritus Professor David Singerman

Research interests

  • Discrete groups 
  • Riemann surfaces
  • Dessins d'enfants on Riemann surfaces)

More research


Address: B54, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


Prof David Singer is Emeritus Professor in Mathematics at the University of Southampton (since March 2008).

He was awarded the silver medal by UNED  (La Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia in Madrid) on 12/4/2000.

Teaching at Southampton. 

First year courses;  Algebra, Analysis, teaching to engineers, and chemists.

Second year.  Complex analysis, Abstract algebra, Partial Differential equations.

Third/Fourth  year:   Group Theory,  Number theory, Topology, Complex Function Theory.

He created the courses on number theory and complex function theory.

He supervised many students for third and fourth year projects.

Postgraduate teaching.  Prof Singerman had 16 Ph.D. students and 1 M.Phil student.

His most successful students academically are: 

Wendy Hall, who moved to computing science and became  the Regius professor of computing science in the school of electronics and  computing science at Southampton.   She was made a Dame.  (Wendy has an interesting Wikipedia page.)

Robert Riley who became a professor at the University of Binghamton in New York State and won fame for his discovery of the hyperbolic structure on the figure eight knot complement and also the Riley Slice.

Ioannis Ivrissimtzis who is now a professor of computing science at the University of Durham.

Paul Watson, who is now head of the mathematics department at Peter Simmons College in Winchester.

Three Turkish Ph.D. students who are now Mathematics professors in Turkey. 

A Saudi Arabian student who is now teaching at King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia.

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