Dan Segal
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Dan Segal in 2008
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Alma mater |
Peterhouse, Cambridge University of London |
Awards |
Adams Prize (1982) Whitehead Prize (1985) Pólya Prize (LMS) (2012) |
Scientific career | |
Institutions | All Souls College, Oxford |
Doctoral advisor | Bertram Wehrfritz |
Doctoral students |
Geoff Smith Marcus du Sautoy |
Daniel Segal (born 1947)^{[1]} is a British mathematician and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. He specialises in algebra and group theory.
He studied at Peterhouse, Cambridge, before taking a PhD at Queen Mary College, University of London, in 1972, supervised by Bertram Wehrfritz, with a dissertation on group theory entitled Groups of Automorphisms of Infinite Soluble Groups.^{[2]} He is a Fellow of All Souls College at Oxford, where he is sub-warden.^{[3]}^{[4]}
His postgraduate students have included Marcus du Sautoy and Geoff Smith. He is the son of psychoanalyst Hanna Segal and brother of philosopher Gabriel Segal.
Publications
- Polycyclic Groups, Cambridge University Press 1983
- with J. Dixon, M. Du Sautoy, A. Mann Analytic pro-p-groups, Cambridge University Press 1999,^{[5]} Paperback edn. 2003
- ed. with M. Du Sautoy, A. Shalev New horizons in pro-p-groups, Birkhäuser 2000^{[5]}
- with Alexander Lubotzky Subgroup growth, Birkhäuser 2003^{[6]}
- Words: notes on verbal width in groups, London Mathematical Society Lecture Notes, vol. 361, Cambridge University Press 2009^{[7]}
References
- ^ 2007 website for a mathematical conference held on the 60th birthday of Dan Segal
- ^ Dan Segal at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- ^ Professor Daniel Segal, sub-warden
- ^ Homepage in Oxford
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} Lubotzky, Alexander (2001). "Review of Analytic pro-p-groups, New horizons in pro-p-groups, and two other books". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 38 (4): 475–479. doi:10.1090/S0273-0979-01-00914-4.
- ^ Grigorchuk, Rostislav I. (2004). "Review: Subgroup growth, by Alexander Lubotzky and Dan Segal". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 41 (2): 253–256. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-03-01003-6.
- ^ Nekrashevych, V. (2011). "Review: Words: notes on verbal width in groups, by Dan Segal". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 48 (3): 491–494. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-2011-01333-7.
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