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Simon Crawford

University of Edinburgh

Contact details

James Clerk Maxwell Building, Room 6324
The King's Buildings
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Edinburgh, EH9 3FD
United Kingdom

S.P.Crawford (at) sms (dot) ed (dot) ac (dot) uk


About Me

I am a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Dr. Sue Sierra. I started my studies in Edinburgh in September 2014 after completing an MMath at The University of Bath. I've also been known to solve Rubik's cubes quickly.

Research interests

My research interests lie in noncommutative ring theory and algebraic geometry, and I'm especially interested in their (surprisingly non-empty) intersection. I'm currently looking at noncommutative deformations of singularities and their singularity categories.

Teaching

Fundamentals of Pure Mathematics (Spring '17)
Engineering Mathematics 1A (Autumn '16)
Group Theory (Autumn '16)
Fundamentals of Pure Mathematics (Spring '16)
Engineering Mathematics 1A (Autumn '15)
Group Theory (Autumn '15)
Calculus and its Applications (Spring '15)

Publications and preprints

Azumaya skew group algebras and an application to quantum Kleinian singularities (arXiv preprint)
Singularity categories of deformations of Kleinian singularities (arXiv preprint)

Talks

Singularity categories of some noncommutative deformations - Algebra Extravaganza! (Philadelphia) - July '17
Singularity categories of deformations of Kleinian singularities - Edinburgh MAXIMALS seminar - January '17
Singularity categories of deformations of Kleinian singularities - Glasgow algebra seminar - November '16
Singularity categories of deformations of Kleinian singularities - Seattle noncommutative algebra day - October '16
Singularity categories of some noncommutative deformations - Hodge day - June '16
Singularity categories of deformations of Kleinian singularities - GEARS seminar - January '16
From finite-dimensional algebras to quivers - Working seminar on finite-dimensional algebras - October '15
The mathematics of the Rubik's cube - Edinburgh PG colloquium - March '15
Localisation, Artinianity and Noetherianity - Working seminar on homological algebra - October '14

GEARS seminar

The Glasgow Edinburgh Algebra Research Student seminar is aimed at postgraduates at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities who use algebra in their work. We meet roughly three times per semester and speakers present an important paper in their area of research and explain how this relates to their own work. In the 16/17 academic year, I will be co-organising GEARS with Tim Weelinck. In the past it has been organised by Noah White and Chris Campbell.