UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute


Dr John Talbot

Reader in Pure Mathematics

Dept of Mathematics

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2003

Research summary

My work is in Combinatorics. In particular extremal problems for hypergraphs and graphs. These are questions concerning how dense or large certain mathematical structures can be if they are to possess given properties. The methods I employ are varied, ranging from probabilistic to computational.


University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 1 |
University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2000
University of Oxford
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1997
University College London
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 1996


  • 1997 - 2000 PhD under the supervision of Imre Leader.
  • 2001 - 2004  GCHQ Research Fellow, Merton College and the Mathematical Institute, Oxford.
  • 2004 - 2007 Lecturer, UCL
  • 2007 - 2014 Royal Society University Research Fellow, UCL
  • 2012 - present Reader in Mathematics, UCL