Dist Prof Marston Donald Edward Conder

MSocSc (Waikato), DPhil (Oxford), DSc (Oxford), FAMS, FNZMS, FRSNZ, FTICA

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Professor in Pure Mathematics » Mathematics

Organisational units

Research | Current

  • Combinatorial group theory
  • Symmetries of maps and surfaces
  • Discrete computation

Postgraduate supervision

Projects on offer

  • Finitely-presented groups (Reading and/or Project)
  • Actions of groups on graphs (Reading and/or Project)
  • Actions of groups on surfaces (Reading and/or Project)
  • Questions on linear orderings of subsets of a finite set (Reading and/or Project)

Areas of expertise

* Group theory and its applications, especially to the study of symmetry

* Regular and chiral maps on surfaces

* Arc-transitive graphs

* Regular and chiral polytopes

* Group actions on Riemann and Klein surfaces


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Conder, M. D. E., & Ma, J. (2013). Arc-transitive abelian regular covers of the Heawood graph. Journal of Algebra, 387, 243-267. 10.1016/j.jalgebra.2013.01.041
  • Conder, M. D. E., & Ma, J. (2013). Arc-transitive abelian regular covers of cubic graphs. Journal of Algebra, 387, 215-242. 10.1016/j.jalgebra.2013.02.035
  • Conder, M. D. E., Bujalance, E., & Cirre, J. (2013). Extensions of finite cyclic group actions on non-orientable surfaces. Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 365 (8), 4209-4227.
  • Conder, M. D. E. (2013). Discrete objects with maximum possible symmetry. Paper presented at American Mathematical Society meeting, Boston, MA. 6 April - 7 April 2013.
  • Conder, M. D. E. (2013). The smallest regular polytopes of given rank. Advances in Mathematics, 236, 92-110. 10.1016/j.aim.2012.12.015
  • Conder, M. D. E., Jones, G. A., Streit, M., & Wolfart, J. (2013). Galois actions on regular dessins of small genera. Revista Matematica Iberoamericana, 29 (1), 163-181. 10.4171/RMI/717

Contact details

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Office hours

Mo, Thu 11.15am-12.30pm

Primary location

Level 4, Room 303-417
Auckland 1010
New Zealand