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PhD Research

I work in the intersection of geometric analysis and L-infinity variational problems.
Specifically, I study the critical points and minimisers of L-infinity curvature functionals for geometric objects. For example, one can consider the L-infinity minimisation of the curvature of curves in Riemannian manifolds with prescribed length and boundary data ("infinity-elastica"), or the mean curvature of surfaces immersed in R^3 ("infinity-Willmore surfaces").
My PhD supervisor is Professor Roger Moser.

Academic Background

I graduated from Durham University in June 2020 with a first class Master's degree in Mathematics. I specialised in geometry and analysis modules; my Master's thesis was on Curve Shortening Flow and can be found here. If you spot any typos, please don't tell me!
I am currently a PhD student in the maths department at the University of Bath, having started in September 2020.


More information on my teaching can be found in the tutorials section of my website.


  • Ed Gallagher & Roger Moser (2022), Weighted infinity-Willmore spheres. [arXiv].
  • Ed Gallagher & Roger Moser (2022), The infinity-elastica problem on a Riemannian manifold. [arXiv].


  • Gallagher, R. E.; Aslett, L. J. M.; Steinsaltz, D. & Christ, R. R. (2019), Improved Concentration Bounds for Gaussian Quadratic Forms. [arXiv].
    This work came from a summer research project I did in 2018.

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Personal Information

Full Name:
Mr Robert E D Gallagher ("Ed Gallagher")

University of Bath

Mathematical Sciences

Program of Study:
PhD Research Programme in Mathematics

Previous Education:
MMath Mathematics (First Class);
Durham University, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Hyperbolic me (centre, left, right, etc.) [image generated using Malin Christersson's applet]


Email Address: redg22 "AT" bath.ac.uk

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Office: 6W 1.27

Local co-ordinates:
Mr Ed Gallagher
Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
University of Bath
United Kingdom