Dr Anthony Ashton


College position:

College Associate Professor, Tutor and Director of Studies in Mathematics

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Dr Anthony Ashton joined Homerton in 2015, having previously held the Stokes’ Fellowship at Pembroke College and before then a Junior Research Fellowship at Emmanuel College. Long before that he was a student at Peterhouse, completing a degree in Mathematics, followed by Part III Mathematics and then a PhD.

Anthony works in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) and his research interests focus mainly around partial differential equations (PDE). More specifically, he works on spectral approaches to elliptic boundary value problems, Lie group methods, new approaches to regularity problems in linear PDE and certain aspects of mathematical physics. He is also interested in several problems in analytic number theory relating to the Hurwitz zeta function.

During his time at Cambridge he has lectured IA Vector Calculus, II Integrable systems and III Distribution Theory. He supervises a very wide range of courses, from IA Differential Equations to IB Analysis & Topology, and lots more in between. In 2017 he was awarded the Pilkington Prize for services to teaching and outreach within the University of Cambridge.

Subject areas

Applied Analysis group within DAMTP