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Name  Dan Segal

Dan Segal

Alma mater  University of Cambridge University of London
Doctoral students  Geoff Smith Marcus du Sautoy J. Bolgar Benjamin Klopsch Juliette White Inger Borge Nikolay Nikolov
Notable awards  Adams Prize (1982) Whitehead Prize (1985) Polya Prize (LMS) (2012)

Institutions  University of Oxford
Doctoral advisor  Bertram Wehrfritz

Dan segal

Daniel Segal (born 1947) is a British mathematician and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. He specialises in algebra and group theory.


He studied at Peterhouse, Cambridge, before taking a PhD at Queen Mary College, University of London, in 1972, supervised by Bertram Wehrfritz, with a dissertation on group theory entitled Groups of Automorphisms of Infinite Soluble Groups. He is a Fellow of All Souls College at Oxford, where he is sub-warden.

His postgraduate students have included Marcus du Sautoy and Geoff Smith. He is the son of psychoanalyst Hanna Segal and brother of philosopher Gabriel Segal.


  • Polycyclic Groups, Cambridge University Press 1983
  • with J. Dixon, M. Du Sautoy, A. Mann Analytic pro-p-groups, Cambridge University Press 1999, Paperback edn. 2003
  • ed. with M. Du Sautoy, A. Shalev New horizons in pro-p-groups, Birkhäuser 2000
  • with Alexander Lubotzky Subgroup growth, Birkhäuser 2003
  • Words: notes on verbal width in groups, London Mathematical Society Lecture Notes, vol. 361, Cambridge University Press 2009
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