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Professor Eamonn O'Brien

PhD (ANU), FRSNZ

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Research | Current

  • Group theory
  • Computational algebra

Postgraduate supervision

Projects on offer

  • Automorphism groups of finite groups (Reading and/or Project)
  • Computational aspects of group representation theory (Reading and/or Project)
  • Finitely-presented groups (Reading and/or Project)

Distinctions/Honours

Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Fawcett, J. B., Mueller, J., O'Brien EA, & Wilson, R. A. (2019). Regular orbits of sporadic simple groups. JOURNAL OF ALGEBRA, 522, 61-79. 10.1016/j.jalgebra.2018.11.034
  • Leedham-Green, C. R., & O'Brien EA (2019). Presentations on standard generators for classical groups. Journal of Algebra10.1016/j.jalgebra.2019.07.024
  • Guralnick, R. M., Liebeck, M. W., O'Brien EA, Shalev, A., & Tiep, P. H. (2018). Surjective word maps and Burnside's theorem. INVENTIONES MATHEMATICAE, 213 (2), 589-695. 10.1007/s00222-018-0795-z
  • Gonshaw, S., Liebeck, M. W., & O'Brien EA (2017). Unipotent class representatives for finite classical groups. Journal of Group Theory, 20 (3), 505-525. 10.1515/jgth-2016-0047
  • O'Brien EA, & Vojtechovsky, P. (2017). Code loops in dimension at most 8. Journal of Algebra, 473, 607-626. 10.1016/j.jalgebra.2016.11.006
  • Breuer, T., Malle, G., & O'Brien EA (2017). Reliability and reproducibility of Atlas information. In M. Bhargava, R. Guralnick, G. Hiss, K. Lux, P. H. Tiep (Eds.) Finite simple groups: Thirty years of the atlas and beyond, 694, 21-31. Princeton Univ, Princeton, NJ: AMER MATHEMATICAL SOC. 10.1090/conm/694/13960
  • Liebeck, M. W., & O'Brien EA (2016). Recognition of finite exceptional groups of lie type. Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 368 (9), 6189-6226. 10.1090/tran/6534
  • Fawcett, J. B., O'Brien EA, & Saxl, J. (2016). Regular orbits of symmetric and alternating groups. Journal of Algebra, 458, 21-52. 10.1016/j.jalgebra.2016.02.018

Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE - MATHPHYSIC - Bldg 303
Level 2, Room 205
38 PRINCES ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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