Paul M. Gartside Professor, Co-Undergraduate Director, PhD

406 Thackeray
Phone: 412-624-7761
Topology and Differential Geometry


I received my DPhil in Mathematics from the University of Oxford in 1993. Following postdocs in Oxford, the University of Auckland, Moscow State University and NUI-Galway, I took up a Junior Lectureship at Oxford in 1999. I joined Pitt in 2001. My research area is Analytic topology, with a particular interest in `spaces of objects' - function spaces, hyperspaces etc. A frequent theme of my research is that of complexity and computability.

Research Interests

Analytic topology, particularly function spaces, hyperspaces and the interaction between topology and order. Descriptive set theory. Continua theory. Aspects of geometric topology including knots and links, and foliations.


PhD, University of Oxford