Analysis is an extremely broad mathematical discipline. In Glasgow, research in analysis encompasses partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, complex analysis and operator algebras. The group currently consists of three members of academic staff. More information about our research interests can be found through the links below and information about postdocs, research students, grants and collaborators through the links on the right.
C*-algebras, groupoids, K-theory
Research student: Owen Tanner
Postgraduate opportunities: Interactions between groups, topological dynamics and operator algebras
Noncommutative geometry; K-theory; Quantum groups
Member of other research groups: Geometry and Topology
The application of new mathematical ideas and new computational paradigms to material science, with an emphasis on self-assembling nano-materials; analysis and numerical analysis of partial differential equations arising in Continuum Physics; Material Science and Geometry.
Member of other research groups: Continuum Mechanics - Modelling and Analysis of Material Systems
Operator algebras, topological dynamical systems, and noncommutative geometry.
Research student: Kate Gibbins
C*-algebras, their classification and amenability properties; special examples of C*-algebras; K-theory and non commutative topology, noncommutative dynamical systems, geometric group theory with applications to C*-algebras.
Interactions between groups, topological dynamics and operator algebras (PhD)
The goal of this project is to develop a better understanding of the concept of continuous orbit equivalence for topological dynamical systems. This new notion has not been studied in detail before, and there are many interesting and important questions which are not well-understood, for instance rigidity phenomena. Apart from being interesting on its own right from the point of view of dynamics, continuous orbit equivalence is also closely related to the concepts of quasi-isometry in geometric group theory and Cartan subalgebras in C*-algebras. Hence we expect that progress made in the context of this project will have an important impact on establishing a fruitful interplay between operator algebras, topological dynamics and the geometry of groups.
The theme of this research project has the potential of shedding some light on long-standing open problems. At the same time, it leads to many interesting and feasible research problems.