Dr. Jonathan Elmer



I’m a lecturer in mathematics at Middlesex University, London. I joined the department in November 2016. Previously I held teaching positions at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Bristol, and before this I was a postdoctoral researcher at RWTH-Aachen and Aberdeen. An up to date (ish) CV can be found here.


I’m organising a one-day meeting “Invariant Theory: Recent Progress and Applications” at Middlesex University on June 16th 2017.

I will speak at Algebraic Topology and Representation Theory (ATRT) in at the University of Lille, sometime between 26th and 30th June 2017.


My research is mainly in invariant theory. This is a very old branch of algebra which has its claws in a great number of other areas, such as algebraic geometry and representation theory. You can find some recent papers, and short descriptions here.


This year at Middlesex I taught MSO1130 Logic and Structures, MSO2110 Discrete Maths and Geometry, MSO3110 Advanced Algebra and MSO3170 Combinatorics. Middlesex students should use MyUniHub for up to date notes, but a small sample can be found here.


I’m Middlesex’s Representative at the London Mathematical Society.

Some of my papers are reviewed at MathSciNet.

In summer 2011 I appeared on a popular daytime words-and-numbers based gameshow. You can find out how I got on by clicking here. This gives me an extremely tenuous claim to having an Erdös-Bacon number of 8.