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Before coming to King's, Professor Burns was both an undergraduate and graduate student, and then a Junior Research Fellow, at the University of Cambridge.

Since coming to King's, he has held Visiting Fellowships at several international research institutes as well as Visiting Professorships at a variety of institutions including the Universities of Bordeaux, Paris and Harvard.

He was awarded the Berwick Prize by the London Mathematical Society in 1999 and, more recently, a Leverhulme Fellowship in 2005 and a Supervisory Excellence Award by the Centre for Doctoral Studies of King's in 2008.

Research interests

  • The Tamagawa Number Conjecture of Bloch and Kato (and its equivariant refinement).
  • Iwasawa Theory (including aspects of non-commutative Iwasawa Theory).
  • Stark's Conjecture (and various natural integral refinements of this conjecture).
  • Epsilon constants and de Rham structure invariants associated to arithmetic schemes with a finite group action.
  • Algebraic K-theory and homological algebra.

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