Dr. Colin Reid


Academic positionPost Doc
Research fieldsGroup theory and generalizations,Topological groups, Lie groups
KeywordsProfinite groups, Totally disconnected locally compact groups, Groups acting on trees, Cantor dynamics, Automorphisms of discrete structures

Current contact address

InstitutionUniversity of Newcastle
InstituteSchool of Information and Physical Sciences

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Dr. Katrin TentMathematisches Institut, Universität Münster, Münster
Start of initial sponsorship01/09/2023


2023Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Dr. Reid has played a major role in building the modern theory of totally disconnected locally compact (t.d.l.c.) groups, making a number of fundamental discoveries across all aspects of the theory. During his research stay in Germany, he will work on several questions for such groups, in particular from the perspective of model theory and descriptive set theory.