Professor Simon Scott
Professor in Analysis
Professor Simon Scott received his D.Phil. (doctorate) from the University of Oxford in 1993 under the supervision of Graeme Segal (FRS). He held positions at Oxford University, at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), and at SISSA (Trieste), before moving to King's in 1998.
His research area is in geometric analysis, which is concerned with constructing invariants of manifolds via the study of partial differential equations. This relates information from the spectra of elliptic pseudodifferential operators to the topology and geometry of the space over which the operator is defined, and has important applications to a number of areas of mathematics as well as to the physics of quantum fields.
Professor Scott is the author of a number of research and expository articles, as well as a major research book on traces and determinants of pseudodifferential operators.
- Traces of fourier integral operators
- Geometric analysis
- Lie theory
He is in the process of building-up a new geometric analysis group at King’s, an important research area internationally but quite unrepresented in the UK, and so would welcome enquiries from prospective post-docs, PhD students and collaborators interested in being a part of this new group.