Professor Shahn Majid
Professor of Mathematics
Email: s.majid@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5450
Room Number: Queens’ Building, Room: W422
Website: http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~majid/Welcome.html
Office Hours: Usual office hour 121pm in W422. No Office hour Weeks 4,8,12 due to SEFP Advisorials. (Week 8 SEFP Advisorials: Thursday 10 am and 12 noon in W301)
Profile
Shahn Majid was educated with 1st degree from Cambridge, including part III of the maths tripos, and with a PhD from Harvard. After a year in Swansea, he spent ten years in Cambridge and as a Fellow of Pembroke College there, moving to Queen Mary in 1999. He was Director of Pure Mathematics 201013 and has been an EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellow, an EPSRC Advanced Fellow, a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a Leverhulme Senior Research Fellow.
With a passion for both algebra and geometry, Shahn Majid’s research has spanned everything from particle physics to results in abstract category theory. He is most wellknown for his pioneering work on Hopf algebras aka `quantum groups’ which are a new `quantum’ notion of symmetry that fully emerged in the 1980s. One of his books is a standard text in the field. In the 1990s he introduced a kind of `braided algebra’ where group theory is done at the level of braids and knots. He also pioneered the idea of `quantum spacetime’ whereby the coordinates x,y,z,t that determine where and when an event takes place are in fact elements of a quantum algebra and hence subject to quantum uncertainty. In recent years he has been reinventing differential calculus and Riemannian geometry so as to work in such a quantum domain. (`quantum’ or noncommutative Riemannian geometry). This is pure mathematics with many potential applications, including potentially quantum gravity.
Shahn Majid is joint director of the London Taught Course Centre. He is also responsible for the SEFP Foundation year maths programme. This year he teaches Essential Foundation Maths Skills in Semester A and 2nd year Algebraic Structures in Semester B.
Research
Publications

MAJID SH (2018). On the Emergence of the Structure of Physics.

MAJID SH, PACHOL A (2018). Classification of digital affine noncommutative geometries.

MAJID SH, WILLIAMS L (2018). Quantum Koszul formula on quantum spacetime.

MAJID SH, Osei P (2018). Quasitriangular structure and twisting of the 3D bicrossproduct model.

MAJID SH, Beggs EJ (2017). Quantum Bianchi identities via DG categories.

MAJID SH, Beggs EJ (2017). Spectral triples from bimodule connections and Chern connections.

Fritz C, Majid S (2017). Noncommutative spherically symmetric spacetimes at semiclassical order.

MAJID SH (2017). Hodge Star as Braided Fourier Transform.

MAJID SH, Lopez Pena J, Rietsch K (2017). Lie theory of finite simple groups and Roth property.

MAJID SH, Beggs EJ (2016). PoissonRiemannian geometry.

Majid S, Tao WQ (2016). Noncommutative differentials on Poisson–Lie groups and preLie algebras.

Majid S, Tao WQ (2015). Duality for generalised differentials on quantum groups.

Majid S, Tao WQ (2015). Cosmological constant from quantum spacetime.

MAJID SH (2014). The selfrepresenting Universe.

Beggs EJ, Majid S (2014). Gravity induced from quantum spacetime.

Majid S (2014). Emergence of Riemannian geometry and the massive graviton.

Majid S, Rietsch K (2013). Lie theory and coverings of finite groups.

Majid S (2013). Noncommutative Riemannian geometry on graphs.

Majid S (2012). Almost Commutative Riemannian Geometry: Wave Operators.

Majid S (2011). qFuzzy Spheres and Quantum Differentials on Bq[SU2] and Uq(su(2)).

GatevaIvanova T, Majid S (2011). Quantum Spaces Associated to Multipermutation Solutions of Level Two.

Beggs EJ, Majid S (2011). *compatible connections in noncommutative Riemannian geometry.

Majid S (2011). Scaling Limit of the Noncommutative Black Hole.

Klim J, Majid S (2010). Hopf quasigroups and the algebraic 7sphere.

Beggs EJ, Majid S (2010). Quantization by cochain twists and nonassociative differentials.

Beggs E, Majid S (2010). Nonassociative Riemannian geometry by twisting.

Majid S, Schroers BJ (2009). qdeformation and semidualization in 3D quantum gravity.

Brain SJ, Majid S (2008). Quantisation of Twistor Theory by Cocycle Twist.

Freidel L, Majid S (2008). Noncommutative harmonic analysis, sampling theory and the Duflo map in 2+1 quantum gravity.

GatevaIvanova T, Majid S (2008). Matched pairs approach to set theoretic solutions of the YangBaxter equation.

GatevaIvanova T, Majid S (2007). Settheoretic solutions of the YangBaxter equation, graphs and computations.

Hadfield T, Majid S (2007). Bicrossproduct approach to the ConnesMoscovici Hopf algebra.

Majid S (2007). Algebraic approach to quantum gravity III: Noncommmutative riemannian geometry.

Majid S (2005). Noncommutative model with spontaneous time generation and Planckian bound.

Majid S (2005). Noncommutative Riemannian and spin geometry of the standard qsphere.

Majid S, Raineri E (2004). Moduli of quantum Riemannian geometries on <= 4 points.

Ngakeu F, Majid S, Ezin JP (2004). Cartan calculus for quantum differentials on bicrossproducts.

Akrami SE, Majid S (2004). Braided cyclic cocycles and nonassociative geometry.

Goldin GA, Majid S (2004). On the Fock space for nonrelativistic anyon fields and braided tensor products.

Majid S (2004). Special issue: Quantum groups and noncommutative geometry  Introduction.

MAJID SH, Akrami SE (2004). Braided cyclic cocycles and nonassociative geometry.

Gomez X, Majid S (2003). Braided Lie algebras and bicovdriant differential calculi over coquasitriangular Hopf algebras.

Cameron PJ, Majid S (2003). Braided line and counting fixed points of GL(d, Fq).

Batista E, Majid S (2003). Noncommutative geometry of angular momentum space U(su(2)).

Majid S (2003). Noncommutative ricci curvature and dirac operator on Cq[SL2] at roots of unity.

Majid S, Raineri E (2002). Electromagnetism and gauge theory on the permutation group S3.

Majid S, Schucker T (2002). Z(2) x Z(2) lattice as a ConnesLottquantum group model.

Albuquerque H, Majid S (2002). Clifford algebras obtained by twisting of group algebras.

Ngakeu F, Majid S, Lambert D (2002). Noncommutative Riemannian geometry of the alternating group A(4).

Gomez X, Majid S (2002). Noncommutative cohomology and electromagnetism on Cq[SL2] at roots of unity.

Majid S (2002). Riemannian geometry of quantum groups and finite groups with nonuniversal differentials.

Beggs EJ, Majid S (2001). PoissonLie Tduality for quasitriangular Lie bialgebras.