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James Binnie

James Binnie

Research Student

School of Mathematics

Abacws, Floor 1, Room 1.26, Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4AG


I am a PhD student in Mathematics in the  Geometry, Algebra, Mathematical Physics and Topology research group, under the supervision of Dr John Harvey and Dr Ambrose Yim. Before Cardiff, I completed my Undergraduate degree at Aberdeen in Mathematics and my Masters degree at Nottingham in Pure Mathematics.

The title of my project is "Using finite samples to estimate geometric properties with topological data analysis".

I am funded by a 4 year studenship from the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research.


Tutor for the first year modules, Geometry (2023/24) and Foundations of Mathematics II (2023/24).



  • 2019 – 20 University of Nottingham, MSc in Pure Mathematics.
  • 2015 – 19 University of Aberdeen, BSc (Hons) Mathematics.

Past projects

  • My Masters dissertation, Class Field Theory, An Axiomatic Approach, was done under the supervision of Ivan Fesenko  at Nottingham.
  • My Undergraduate project, Tropical Polynomial Algebra, was done under the supervision of Zur Izhakian at Aberdeen.