Jan Saxl

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Jan Saxl (1948 – 2 May 2020) was a Czech-British mathematician. He was a professor at the University of Cambridge. He was known for his work in finite group theory. Saxl was born in Brno, in what was at the time Czechoslovakia.[1] He worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and had a lecturer position at the University of Glasgow.

He was elected as a fellow of Gonville and Caius College in 1986,[1] and he retired in 2015.[2]

Saxl died on 2 May 2020 after a long-illness, aged 71–72.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Professor Jan Saxl (obituary)". Gonville & Caius. University of Cambridge. 5 May 2020. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  2. Johnson, John (5 May 2020). "Professor Jan Saxl: A leading figure in algebra". London Mathematical Society. Retrieved 9 May 2020.