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Professor Dominic Joyce FRS

Professor Dominic Joyce FRS

  • Senior Research Fellow in Mathematics
  • Professor of Mathematics


I did a BA and DPhil in Mathematics at Oxford, and was a Junior Research Fellow in Mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. I was a University Lecturer in Mathematics at Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow in Pure Mathematics at Lincoln College from 1995- 006. In 2006 I moved to my current position, an RS4 professorial post at the Mathematical Institute, and became a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln.


My research is in a broad range of areas in Geometry, including Differential Geometry, Algebraic Geometry, Symplectic Geometry, Derived Algebraic Geometry, and Derived Differential Geometry (a new subject I am inventing). A common theme is that I like thinking about different kinds of geometric space (for example, schemes, stacks, derived manifolds), the weirder the better, and applying them to solve problems in Geometry.

Select publications

D. Joyce, Compact manifolds with special holonomy, 436 pages, Oxford University Press, 2000.

D. Joyce, Riemannian holonomy groups and calibrated geometry, 303 pages, Oxford University Press, 2007.