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Department of Mathematical Sciences


Prof Thomas Ward

PVC Education, Professor, Algebra in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) in the Vice-Chancellor's Office

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Research Groups

  • Pure Mathematics: Algebra

Research Interests

  • Algebraic dynamical systems
  • Ergodic theory
  • Number theory


Articles: magazine

Books: reviews

Journal papers: academic

Books: authored

Books: sections

  • Miles, Richard, Staines, Matthew & Ward, Thomas (2015). Dynamical invariants for group automorphisms. In Recent Trends in Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems. Bhattacharya, Siddhartha, Das, Tarun, Ghosh, Anish & Shah, Riddhi American Mathematical Society. 631: 231-258.
  • Einsiedler, Manfred & Ward, Thomas (2015). Homogeneous dynamics: a study guide. In Introduction to Modern Mathematics. Cheng, Shiu-Yuen, Ji, Lizhen, Poon, Yat-Sun, Xiao, Jie, Yang, Lo & Yau, Shing-Tung Somerville, Massachusetts: International Press of Boston. 33: 171-202.
  • Ward, T (2009). Ergodic theory: interactions with combinatorics and number theory. In Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science. Meyers, RA New York: Springer-Verlag. 5: 3040-3053.
  • Ward, T. (2006). Mixing and tight polyhedra. In Dynamics & Stochastics. Denteneer, D., den Hollander, F. & Verbitskiy, E. Beachwood, Ohio: Institute of Mathematical Statistics. 48: 169-175.
  • Everest, G., Stangoe, V. & Ward, T. (2005). Orbit counting with an isometric direction. In Algebraic and Topological Dynamics. Kolyada, Sergiy Manin, Yuri & Ward, Thomas American Mathematical Society. 385: 293-302.
  • Einsiedler, M., Everest, G. & Ward, T. (2004). Morphic heights and periodic points. In Number Theory: New York Seminar 2003. Chudnovsky, D., Chudnovsky, G. & Nathanson, M. New York: Springer-Verlag. 167-177.
  • Everest, G., Rogers, P. & Ward, T. (2002). A higher-rank Mersenne problem. In Algorithmic Number Theory. Fieker, C. & Kohel, D. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 2369: 95-107.

Edited essays

Edited works: conference proceedings

Theses: masters

Theses: PhD

  • Ward, Thomas (1989). Topological entropy and periodic points for Z^d actions on compact abelian groups with the descending chain condition. PhD.