Biography

I am a Pure Mathematician with research interests in Model Theory – a branch of Mathematical Logic – and its interactions with Algebra and Combinatorics. As an undergraduate, I studied Mathematics at Oxford and subsequently did my doctorate there under the supervision of Peter Neumann. After 3 years of postdoctoral positions, I was appointed to a lectureship at UEA and am now a professor here.

Website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/~h120/

Career History

  • 1982 – 1985 D. Phil in Mathematics, University of Oxford  
  • 1985 – 1986 Royal Society Overseas Research Fellow, University of Tuebingen, Germany
  • 1986 – 1988 SERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen Mary College, London.
  • 1988 – 1997 Lecturer in Mathematics, UEA
  • 1997 – 2007 Reader in Mathematics, UEA
  • 2007 – 2010 Head of School of Mathematics, UEA
  • 2007 – date  Professor of Mathematics, UEA

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Amato, D., Evans, D., Truss, J.

(2012)

Classification of some countable descendant-homogeneous digraphs

in Discrete Mathematics

312.

pp. 911-919

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D., Ferreira, M.

(2011)

The geometry of Hrushovski constructions, I: The uncollapsed case

in Annals of Pure and Applied Logic

162.

pp. 474-488

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D., Ferreira, M.

(2011)

The geometry of Hrushovski constructions, II. The strongly minimal case.

in Journal of Symbolic Logic

pp. 1-18

UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D., Pastori, E.

(2011)

Second cohomology groups and finite covers of infinite symmetric groups

in Journal of Algebra

330.

pp. 221-233

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D., Wong, M. W. H.

(2009)

Some remarks on generic structures

in Journal of Symbolic Logic

74.

pp. 1143-1154

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D.

(2008)

Expansions of fields by angular functions

in Journal of the Institute of Mathematics of Jussieu

7.

pp. 735-751

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


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Amato, D., Evans, D., Truss, J.

(2012)

Classification of some countable descendant-homogeneous digraphs

in Discrete Mathematics

312.

pp. 911-919

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D., Ferreira, M.

(2011)

The geometry of Hrushovski constructions, I: The uncollapsed case

in Annals of Pure and Applied Logic

162.

pp. 474-488

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D., Ferreira, M.

(2011)

The geometry of Hrushovski constructions, II. The strongly minimal case.

in Journal of Symbolic Logic

pp. 1-18

UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D., Pastori, E.

(2011)

Second cohomology groups and finite covers of infinite symmetric groups

in Journal of Algebra

330.

pp. 221-233

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D.

(2010)

Introduction to geometric stability theory

(Other)


Evans, D.

(2009)

Finite Covers

(Other)


Evans, D., Emms, J.

(2009)

Constructing continuum many countable, primitive, unbalanced digraphs

in Discrete Mathematics

309.

pp. 4475-4480

UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D., Wong, M. W. H.

(2009)

Some remarks on generic structures

in Journal of Symbolic Logic

74.

pp. 1143-1154

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D.

(2008)

Expansions of fields by angular functions

in Journal of the Institute of Mathematics of Jussieu

7.

pp. 735-751

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D.

(2008)

Combinatorial geometries of the Hrushovski constructions

(Other)


Evans, D.

(2007)

Amalgamation constructions in permutation group theory and model theory

(Other)


Evans, D.

(2007)

Model-theoretic constructions via amalgamation and reducts

(Other)


Evans, D.

(2006)

Expansions of fields by angular functions

(Other)


Evans, D., Hewitt, P. R.

(2006)

Continuous cohomology of permutation groups on profinite modules

in Communications in Algebra

34.

pp. 1251-1264

UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D.

(2005)

Trivial stable structures with non-trivial reducts

in J. London Math. Soc

72.

pp. 351-363

UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D.

(2004)

Block transitive Steiner systems with more than one point orbit

in J. Combinatorial Designs

12.

pp. 459-465

UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D.

(2004)

Trivialising the Hrushovski constructions

(Other)


Evans, D.

(2003)

Ample dividing

in J. Symbolic Logic

68.

pp. 1385-1402

UEA Repository

(Article)


Evans, D.

(2003)

Model-theoretic constructions for omega-categorical structures

(Other)


Murray, C. J. L., Lauer, J. A., Hutubessy, R. C. W., Niessen, L., Tomijima, N., Rodgers, A., Lawes, C. M. M., Evans, D. B., Aged, 80 and over

(2003)

Effectiveness and costs of interventions to lower systolic blood pressure and cholesterol : a global and regional analysis on reduction of cardiovascular-disease risk

in The Lancet

361.

pp. 717-25

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Key Research Interests

My research interests are in Model Theory: a branch of Mathematical Logic which has connections and interactions with a broad range of other areas of Mathematics. In my work the interactions are mainly with algebra and combinatorics and several of my papers could equally well be described as work on infinite permutation groups: studying the automorphism groups of algebraic and combinatorial structures using a mixture of model-theoretic, algebraic and topological methods, or using model-theoretic constructions to produce infinite permutation groups and combinatorial structures with prescribed properties. Within model theory my interests are currently in stability theory and its generalizations, and Hrushovski constructions.

Teaching Interests

I am interested in all aspects of Pure Mathematics teaching at UEA and have lectured on most of the core material in years 1 and 2: linear algebra, introductory pure mathematics, real and complex analysis, group theory and ring theory. Within Logic, I am giving a year 3 module on Mathematical Logic and in the past I have lectured on Set Theory and on Computability. I have supervised a range of projects in logic and combinatorics.