Biography

Jonathan’s research is primarily in Model Theory, a branch of Mathematical Logic and its applications to algebra and number theory. Within Model Theory he specialises in stability theory, particularly in the setting of abstract elementary classes, and applications to exponentiation.  

He has taught a variety of subjects for undergraduates including Model Theory, Real Analysis, Calculus, Combinatorics, and Computability. He also enjoys teaching Category Theory to PhD students via the MAGIC consortium of universities. 

Jonathan studied Mathematics at Cambridge University, obtaining an MA and also completing a Certificate of Advanced Study. He has an MSc in Mathematical Logic from the University of Manchester, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford.

Website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/~ccf09tku/

Career History

  • ·         Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006-2007
  • ·         EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Oxford, 2007-2009
  • ·         Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, UEA, 2009 -

All Publications

Kirby, J.

(2013)

A note on the axioms for Zilber's pseudo-exponential fields

in Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic

54.

pp. 509-520

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Kirby, J., Hart, B., Hyttinen, T., Kesala, M.

(2013)

Quasiminimal structures and excellence

in Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society

UEA Repository

(Article)


Bays, M., Kirby, J.

(2013)

Excellence and uncountable categoricity of Zilber's exponential fields

in Unknown

UEA Repository

(Article)


Kirby, J., Macintyre, A., Onshuus, A.

(2012)

The algebraic numbers definable in various exponential fields

in Journal of the Institute of Mathematics of Jussieu

11.

pp. 825-834

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(Article)


Bays, M., Kirby, J., Wilkie, A.

(2010)

A Schanuel property for exponentially transcendental powers

in Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society

42.

pp. 917-922

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(Article)


Kirby, J.

(2010)

Exponential algebraicity in exponential fields

in Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society

42.

pp. 879-890

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(Article)


Kirby, J.

(2010)

On quasiminimal excellent classes

in Journal of Symbolic Logic

75.

pp. 551-564

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(Article)


Kirby, J.

(2009)

The theory of the exponential differential equations of semiabelian varieties

in Selecta Mathematica

15.

pp. 445-486

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(Article)


Kirby, J.

(2006)

The model theoretic geometry of exponentiation

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Kirby, J., Zilber, B.

(2006)

The Uniform Schanuel Conjecture Over the Real Numbers

in Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society

38.

pp. 568

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(Article)


Kirby, J.

(2005)

Corrigendum to “A Schanuel Condition for Weierstrass Equations”

in Journal of Symbolic Logic

70.

pp. 1023-1023

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Kirby, J.

(2005)

Exponential and Weierstrass equations

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Kirby, J.

(2005)

A Schanuel condition for Weierstrass equations

in Journal of Symbolic Logic

70.

pp. 631-638

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Key Research Interests

Model theory, and applications to algebra and number theory.

Research keywords: Logic, Model theory

Teaching Interests

Jonathan has taught a variety of subjects for undergraduates including Model Theory, Real Analysis, Calculus, Combinatorics, and Computability. He also enjoys teaching Category Theory to PhD students via the MAGIC consortium of universities.

Key Responsibilities

  • ·         UEA’s  MAGIC co-ordinator
  • ·         Deputy Senior Advisor in MTH
  • ·         LMS Departmental Representative for UEA