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David Epstein

David Epstein

Professor David Epstein FRS


Elected: 2004


David Epstein is a mathematician recognised for his manifold contributions spanning low-dimensional geometry and group theory. He has conducted important work on the properties of so-called automatic groups and is a pioneer in the application of computers to deep mathematical problems.

David is also known for his work in topology, and specifically on the structure and properties of objects with hyperbolic geometry. More recently, he has been working on algorithms capable of elucidating the underlying mathematical structure giving rise to experimental data. Amongst other possible uses, it is hoped that such techniques could have valuable applications in solving biological problems.

David is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society and an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. The recipient of the 1988 Senior Berwick prize from the London Mathematical Society, he founded the journal Experimental Mathematics, which is devoted to the use of computers in pure mathematics.

Professional positions

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Mathematics
    • Pure mathematics
  • Biochemistry and molecular cell biology
    • Cell biology (incl molecular cell biology)
  • Computer sciences
    • Computer science (excl engineering aspects)
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