Distinguished Professor Marston Donald Edward Conder

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

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Professor in Pure Mathematics

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)

  • Bujalance, E., Cirre, F. J., & Conder, M. D. E. (2015). Riemann surfaces with maximal real symmetry. Journal of Algebra, 443, 494-516. 10.1016/j.jalgebra.2015.05.015
  • Conder, M., Hubard, I., O’Reilly-Regueiro E, & Pellicer, D. (2015). Construction of chiral 4-polytopes with alternating or symmetric automorphism group. Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics, 42 (1), 225-244. 10.1007/s10801-014-0579-5
  • Conder, M., & Grande, R. (2015). On embeddings of circulant graphs. ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF COMBINATORICS, 22 (2),
  • Conder, M., & Cunningham, G. (2015). Tight orientably-regular polytopes. ARS MATHEMATICA CONTEMPORANEA, 8 (1), 69-82.
  • Conder, M. D. E., Potocnik, P., & Sparl, P. (2015). Some recent discoveries about half-arc-transitive graphs. ARS MATHEMATICA CONTEMPORANEA, 8 (1), 149-162.
  • Bujalance, E., Cirre, F. J., & Conder, M. (2015). Extensions of finite cyclic group actions on bordered surfaces. Revista Matemática Iberoamericana, 31 (1), 349-372. 10.4171/RMI/837
  • Conder, M. D. E., & Ma, J. (2015). Regular maps with simple underlying graphs. Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B, 110, 1-18. 10.1016/j.jctb.2014.07.001
  • Conder, M. D. E., Li, C. H., & Potočnik P (2015). On the orders of arc-transitive graphs. Journal of Algebra, 421, 167-186. 10.1016/j.jalgebra.2014.08.025

Contact details

  • Media Contact

Office hours

Mo, Thu 11.15am-12.30pm

Primary location

Level 4 , Room 417
New Zealand

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