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Contact information:

Room 429,
  School of Mathematics & Statistics,
University of Glasgow,
University Place,
Glasgow G12 8QQ
United Kingdom

  tara dot brendle at glasgow dot ac dot uk

Phone: +44 (141) 330-6361

Tara E. Brendle

I am a Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, where I currently serve as Head of Mathematics. 

After receiving my Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York, I was a VIGRE Assistant Professor at Cornell University and later held a position as an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University, before moving to Glasgow in 2008.

Some Current Professional Activity:


My work is in geometric group theory, an area that lies in the intersection of algebra and low-dimensional topology.  I am particularly interested in mapping class groups of surfaces, including braid groups, and their relationship to automorphism groups of free groups and arithmetic groups. 

Current PhD Students:

  • Tudur Lewis

Former PhD Students:


Courses I have taught at Glasgow include Maths 1R (Algebra), Maths 2D, Maths 2P, 3H Algebra, 4H Algebraic and Geometric Topology, 4H Discrete Mathematics, 4H Galois Theory, and 5M Advanced Group Theory.