Dr Desmond Sheiham

Photo of Des,
Photo of Des, Andrew and Diarmuid Crowley (with Jerry Levine in the background) at
Banff (2004).

Memorial Stone Photo 1,
Photo 2, Photo 3.

N.G. Johnson of Lamb & Co Monumental Masons in Maidenhead laboured
painstakingly

to create the mathematical shape on the memorial stone to make it
faithful to Des's

original.

BA Hons. Mathematics 1st Class

Part III Mathematics, Passed with Distinction

Ph.D. 2001 (supervised by Andrew Ranicki)

Invariants of Boundary Link Cobordism.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department,

Research Instructor, International University Bremen, 2003-2005

Publications:

1. Non-commutative Characteristic Polynomials and Cohn Localization

Journal of the

e-print http://arXiv.org/abs/math.RA/0104158

2. "Invariants of Boundary Link Cobordism",

Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, Vol 165 (2003)

e-print http://arXiv.org/abs/math.AT/0110249

3. Whitehead groups of localizations and the endomorphism class group,

Journal of Algebra, Vol 270, 261-280 (2003)

e-print http://arXiv.org/abs/math.KT/0209311

4. Invariants of Boundary Link Cobordism II. The Blanchfield-Duval Form

e-print http://arXiv.org/abs/math.AT/0404229

in Noncommutative Localization in Algebra and Topology
(dedicated to Des),

the proceedings of the Workshop on Noncommutative Localization in Algebra and Topology

at ICMS, Edinburgh, 29-30 April, 2002, LMS
Lecture Notes Series 330,

Cambridge University Press, 143--219 (2006).

5. Universal localization of triangular matrix rings, Proc. A.M.S. 134, 3465--3474 (2006)

e-print http://arXiv.org/abs/math.RA/0407497

6. (with A.Ranicki)
Blanchfield and Seifert algebra in
high-dimensional boundary link theory I. Algebraic K-theory

Geometry and Topology 10, 1761--1853 (2006).
e-print http://arXiv.org/abs/math.AT/0508405

High-dimensional knots and boundary links. Slides of talk given by Des in Aberdeen, November, 2004.

Slides of talk given by Diarmuid Crowley on Des' work at the Bochum
NRW Topology meeting,

Cobordism in algebra and topology Slides of talk given
by Andrew Ranicki in Goettingen,

Blanchfield and Seifert algebra for high-dimensional
boundary links Slides of talk given by Andrew Ranicki
on joint work with Des,
at the Workshop
on the Algebraic K- and L-theory of Infinite Groups at ICMS,

Linear
independence of Gabor systems in finite-dimensional
vector spaces by J.Lawrence,
G.E.Pfander and D.Walnut,
J. Fourier Analysis 11, 715-726 (2005).
Paper dedicated to Des.

A Combinatorial
Classification of Postsingularly Finite Complex Exponential Maps,
by Bastian Laubner and Dierk Schleicher and Vlad Vico,
e-print http://arXiv.org/abs/math/0602602.
Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems 22, 663--682 (2008).
Paper dedicated to Des.

Universal
localizations embedded in power-series rings by
Pere Ara and Warren Dicks,
Forum Mathematicum 19, 365--378 (2007). Paper dedicated to
Des.

On Crystal Bases and
Enright's Completions by Dijana Jakelic,
Journal of Algebra 312, 111--131 (2007)
e-print http://arXiv.org/abs/math.QA/0512506.
Paper dedicated to Des.

Stacky Lie Groups
by Christian Blohmann,
Int. Math. Res. Notices IMRN (2008). art. ID 082,
e-print http://arXiv.org/abs/math.DG/0702399.
Paper dedicated to Des.

Twisted torsion invariants
and link concordance
by Jae Choon Cha and
Stefan Friedl,
e-print http://arXiv.org/abs/1001.0926.
Paper dedicated to Des.

Memorial page for Jerry Levine (1937-2006). A.R.'s tribute includes appreciation of J.L.'s help and support to Des.