Dr Oli King
Senior Lecturer

Roles and Responsibilities

School  
  • Chairman of the Board of Studies
  • Degree Programme Director - Programme Development  
Faculty 
  • Faculty Programme Liaison Officer (on the CASAP programme)  
University
  • Convenor of the Student Disciplinary Panel
  • Regulations Sub-Committee (of UTLC)
  • Chair of the Board of Examiners (on the CASAP programme)

 

Personal Achievements

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

 

 

Research Interests


    Classical Groups.
    Finite Geometry.

    Current Work

    I have been interested for many years in the subgroup structure of the Classical Groups, both finite and infinite. In particular I am interested determining classes of subgroups that are maximal as subgroups, both describing the subgroups in terms of geometric configurations and proving maximality using natural geometric techniques. I am also interested classes of almost simple subgroups that can be described geometrically, even if they are not maximal.

    I am interested in certain geometric configurations. Sometimes, but not always, these are related to subgroups of Classical groups. The configurations that I have a particular interest are: caps in projective spaces; ovoids and partial ovoids in polar spaces; special sets on hermitian surfaces; blocking sets on hermitian surfaces.

    Undergraduate Teaching

    SFY0001 (Basic Mathematics)

    MAS1043 (Optimisation and Linear Methods)