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Professor Ian Leary

Professor Ian Leary

Professor in Pure Mathematics

Research interests

  • Geometric Group Theory
  • Cohomology of Groups
  • Classifying Spaces for Families of Subgroups

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.

Connect with Ian


Tel: +44 23 8059 3654

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


After doing all my degrees at the University of Cambridge I held postdoctoral positions in London, Zurich, Barcelona and Bonn, followed by permanent positions at the Ohio State University and at the University of Southampton.  My research is in Geometric Group Theory and related areas including group cohomology and classifying spaces for families of subgroups. I see my research as driven by examples rather than by setting up theories.


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