Frank Neumann

Frank Neumann

Associate Professor in Pure Mathematics

School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science

Pure Mathematics Group

University of Leicester

University Road

Leicester LE1 7RH

United Kingdom

Office: CH 106, First Floor, College House
Email:
fn8'at'le.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)116 252 2722
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3915

Personal Website https://sites.google.com/view/frankneu/home

Teaching

During the academic year 2019/2020, I will be teaching the pure mathematics modules

  • MA3153 Number Theory
  • MA1104 Elements of Number Theory

All course material can be found on Blackboard.

I will also be teaching the MAGIC postgraduate course MAGIC 064 Algebraic Topology.

Office hours

Tuesdays 16:00-17:00 (or by appointment)

Administrative duties

I am a member of the School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science Management Group. I am the Head of Admissions and Outreach and also responsible for outreach and widening participation. I am also a member of the School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science Research Committee.

Publications

My publications can be found here.

Research

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 geometry, topology and arithmetic 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. I am an organiser of the Transpennine Topology Triangle (TTT), a collaborative research seminar on algebraic topology between Leicester, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield. I am also an organiser of the East Midlands Seminar in Geometry (EMSG), a collaborative research seminar on algebraic geometry 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.

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. We also run a Geometry and Topology Research Seminar regularly. Recent topics have included etale groupoids, differentiable stacks and 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.

Recently, I organised the LMS-CMI Research School Homotopy Theory and Arithmetic Geometry: Motivic and Diophantine Aspects at Imperial College London, 9-13 July 2018 and the LMS Midlands Regional Meeting and Workshop on Galois Covers, Grothendieck-Teichmueller Theory and Dessins d'enfants in Leicester on 4-7 June 2018.

I am currently organising the Workshop on Topological Methods in Group Representation Theory in Leicester on 19-22 November 2019 funded by the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research and the BIRS-CMO Workshop Moduli, Motives and Bundles – New Trends in Algebraic Geometry at CMO Oaxaca on 28 June to 3 July 2020.

I am also a correspondent for the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI) in Cambridge and the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) in Edinburgh.

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Contact details

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

Tel.: +44 (0)116 229 7407

Campus Based Courses

Undergraduate: mathsug@le.ac.uk
Postgraduate Taught: mathspg@le.ac.uk

Postgraduate Research: pgrmaths@le.ac.uk

Distance Learning Course  

Actuarial Science:

DL Study

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