Frank Neumann

Frank Neumann

Associate Professor in Pure Mathematics

Department of Mathematics
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

CH 106, First Floor, College House
phone: +44 (0)116 252 2722
fax: +44 (0)116 252 3915


During the academic year 2016/2017, I will be teaching the pure mathematics modules

  • MA3153 Number Theory
  • MA2104 Elements of Topology

All course material can be found on Blackboard.

I will also be teaching the MAGIC postgraduate course on Algebraic Topology.

Office hours

Tuesdays 4.00pm-5.00pm

Administrative duties

I am a member of the Departmental Managing Group and am especially responsible for outreach and widening participation.



My major research areas are

  • algebraic topology
  • algebraic geometry

I am very much interested in interactions between these subjects and in particular in applications of homotopy theory to algebraic geometry.

My recent interests are especially in homotopy and cohomology of moduli stacks. This research has also direct links with arithmetic geometry and mathematical physics.

Research activities

I am a member of the pure mathematics group at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Leicester and an organiser of the Transpennine Topology Triangle (TTT), a collaborative research seminar between Leicester, Manchester and Sheffield.

I am an organiser of the East Midlands Seminar in Geometry (EMSG), a collaborative research seminar between Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough and Sheffield. Both are funded by the London Mathematical Society.

I am also member of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Leicester representative for the LMS midlands region and for the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge.

I am also very much involved with the LMS-IMU-AMMSI scheme Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (MARM).

I am a frequent visitor to

Research seminars

We run the weekly Leicester Pure Mathematics Seminar and the Leicester Mathematics Colloquium.

We also run a Geometry and Topology Research Seminar regularly. Recent topics have included

  • etale groupoids
  • differentiable stacks
  • etale homotopy theory

Research meetings

I was an organiser of the Midlands Universities Pure Mathematics Seminar (MUPMS), the 17th British Topology Meeting and the 24th British Topology Meeting in Leicester.

I was a scientific organiser of the CIMMA2005 Mathematical Congress in Almeria.

I was the main organiser of the LMS Midlands Regional Meeting and Workshop on Teichmueller Theory and Cluster Algebras.

I was involved as an organiser in the research programme Homotopy Theory and Higher Categories at the CRM in Barcelona in the academic year 2007/2008. As part of this activity I organised a Workshop on Topological and Differentiable Stacks.

I was involved in organising an Advanced Course on Topological Quantum Field Theories in Almeria, 19 - 23 October 2009 and with the British Mathematical Colloquium (BMC 2011), which took place in Leicester on 18-21 April 2011. I organised the session on Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory.

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Department of Mathematics
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (0)116 252 3917
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3915

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