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.

Until 2018 I was the organiser of SEEMOD, the South and East of England Model Theory Network, which had meetings at UEA, in London, in Oxford, and from 2019 also in Cambridge.

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An Invitation to Model Theory via Definable Sets

This book, aimed at undergraduate / Masters students, was published by CUP in April 2019. 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.


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
Email: jonathan.kirby _at_