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Name: Robert Brian Howlett

Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney.


School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Sydney
NSW 2006

Telephone: +61 2 9351 3235 (W);   +61 2 9875 3506 (H)
School of Mathematics and Statistics Fax: +61 2 9351 4534


* MATH3962 course page
* MATH3010 course page
* MATH2068 course page
* Other courses I have taught recently.


Research project "Reflection Groups" funded by the Australian Research Council. See its web page.

You can, if you wish, download my talk on automorphisms of Coxeter groups presented at the Australian Mathematical Society Annual Meeting.

My research interests lie in the general area of group theory, specifically

  • representation theory of finite groups, especially finite groups of Lie type
  • finite Coxeter groups, Iwahori-Hecke algebras
  • infinite Coxeter groups
  • representation theory of finite solvable groups

A more detailed description of my research, with a list of my publications, and a list of my former PhD students and their thesis topics, is available.

Recent work:

Sundry Items

The 1998 Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society was held at the University of Sydney.

My brother is also a mathematician. (Older South Australians may remember him as a full forward with South Adelaide in the SANFL.)

Personal stuff ... my history ... my ancestry.