I am a Lecturer in Pure Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, part of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University.

My research is in the area of quantum algebra. Here "algebra" refers to the major branch of mathematics that studies the structure of mathematical objects and their symmetries. A brief introduction to this area - and an explanation of the various other ways the word is used - may be found in the Wikipedia article on Algebra.

The adjective "quantum" highlights a relationship with the quantum theory of physics. In the mathematics of that theory, many of the variables do not commute - that is, *a* times *b* need not equal *b* times *a*. Many of the structures in quantum algebra have a multiplication that is not commutative. The ones I study are often not far from being commutative, though. One can often *deform* a commutative product of two elements *a* and *b* by putting in an extra parameter, *q* say, and changing the product so that now *ab=qba*. Then *ba=q ^{-1}ab* and if

More specifically, I work with Lie algebras, quantized enveloping algebras, quantized coordinate rings, partial flag varieties and quantum cluster algebras. For details, please see my publications.

Previously I was Fixed-Term Fellow and Director of Studies for Mathematics at Keble College and part of the Algebra group at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. I obtained my PhD from the University of London, having been based in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, working under the supervision of Prof. Shahn Majid.

If you are interested in studying for a PhD with me beginning in September 2016, please contact me at j.grabowski@lancaster.ac.uk to discuss this. You might also like to look at the department's list of research topics in pure mathematics.

My lecture notes from the Kent Algebra Days PGR held in July 2014 are now available online, on the talks page.

- Contact details
- Email address, postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers
- Departmental page
- Link to my departmental page
- Curriculum Vitae
- Information on my education, employment, research and teaching experience

- Profile
- Profile page on Lancaster University Research portal
- Publications
- List of my publications with links to preprints and journals
- Google Scholar profile
- Publication profile on Google Scholar
- Talks
- List of talks I have given or am due to give
- Conferences
- Conferences I have attended or plan to attend
- People and Research Groups
- A short list of links to friends, colleagues and some UK-based research groups
- MathOverflow

- +JanGrabowskiMaths
- @jan_e_grabowski
- Blog
- My
*very*occasional blog on mathematical and science-related items - Miscellaneous
- Including my mathematical heritage, my Erdös number and other random items

- Email:
- j.grabowski@lancaster.ac.uk
- Address:
- Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
- Fylde College, [Map (#47)]
- Lancaster University,
- Lancaster,
- LA1 4YF
- United Kingdom
- Office:
- B4b, Fylde College
- Telephone:
- +44 (0)1524 594317
- Fax:
- +44 (0)1524 592681

For more information about this meeting, including details of the talks, the conference photo and a list of participants, please follow the above link.