Graham Higman

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This article is about a British group theorist (a British person working in group theory)

WARNING: POTENTIAL TERMINOLOGICAL CONFUSION: Please don't confuse this with D G Higman

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Personal life

Graham Higman (19 April 1917 - ) is a British mathematician.

Professional life


  • 1958: Elected Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1962: LMS Berwick Prize Winner
  • 1965-67: London Mathematical Society President
  • 1974: London Mathematical Society de Morgan medal
  • 1979: Royal Society Sylvester medal


Group theory

Higman has worked primarily in the areas of combinatorial group theory, and with questions on finitely presented groups. Some of his contributions are:




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