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University Bridson, July2016
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Martin R Bridson FRS
Whitehead Professor of Pure Mathematics
President, Clay Mathematics Institute

 Email: bridson[AT]  Voice Mail: +44 (0)1865 273528
PA, Sally Mullins: (0)1865 273530

  • My main interests lie in geometric group theory, low-dimensional topology, and spaces of non-positive curvature
  • Here is the mathscinet page with reviews of my published papers.
  • My ArXiv page. This is the best way to keep up with the papers that I have posted.
  • Here is a complete bibliography to December 2020 as well as links to some older preprints

  • Seminars
  • Groups and Geometry in the South East
  • Oxford Seminars

  • Topology (Mondays)
  • Geometry and Analysis (Mondays)
  • Algebra (Tuesdays)


    My book with Andre Haefliger, which won the 2020 Steele Prize

  • Metric Spaces of Non-Positive Curvature
  • (Grundlehren 319, Springer-Verlag, 1999)
  • table of contents
  • Math Review
  • The book I edited with Simon Salamon

    The book I edited with Peter Kropholler and Ian Leary

    Old Lecture Notes

    Bridson lecturing
    slides and notes from my talks in 2012

    slides of my talk at the ICM 2006

    Abstracts and slides of talks before 2006

    Notes from many of my talks are available on request

    Graduate Students, past and present

    Some Links

  • Isle of Man (and here)
  • London Mathematical Society
  • The Lawyer's Committee for Human Rights
  • Amnesty International
  • The poetry of a young James Lynch Bridson
  • Bridson is a Manx name. The Gaelic form is Mylvreeshey.

  • "I may say that this is the greatest factor -- the way in which the expedition is equipped --
    the way in which every difficulty is foreseen, and precautions taken for meeting or avoiding
    it. Victory awaits him who has everything in order -- luck, people call it. Defeat is certain
    for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck."

    (Roald Amundsen, The South Pole, p. 370)