Jonathan Kirby

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Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, working in the School of Mathematics of the University of East Anglia.

My research is in model theory and applications. Many of the applications are to complex analytic functions, although the work is more algebraic and geometric in flavour than analytic.

I am the organiser of SEEMOD, the South and East of England Model Theory Network, which has meetings at UEA, in London, and in Oxford.

An Invitation to Model Theory via Definable Sets

This book, aimed at undergraduate / Masters students, will be published by CUP. The focus on definable sets, often with examples from the real ordered field, means that it may be suitable also for people using model theory, such as in o-minimality, who want to get an idea of what is behind the applications. A nearly final draft is available (updated 21st May 2018). I will have to remove it from this website before it is published by CUP.


Most of my papers and preprints are available on the arXiv, listed above. There is also a list with more details.

There are reviews of my publications on MathSciNet and on Zentralblatt. (You may need a subscription to view them.)

There is also a list on UEA's e-print server.

School of Mathematics
University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
Tel: +44(0)1603 591436, Fax: +44(0)1603 593868
Email: jonathan.kirby _at_