
Peter NelsonEmail: peter.nelson@vuw.ac.nz Office: CO 429
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, working with Geoff Whittle. My doctorate is from the University of Waterloo in Canada, under Jim Geelen, and my undergraduate degree was a BSc(Hons) in mathematics at the University of Auckland. My research interests are mainly in structural and extremal matroid theory. My PhD thesis deals with extremal problems relating to excluding a uniform matroid as a minor. Here is my CV and my papers  some are preprints: Sequential automatic algebras The number of points in a matroid with no npoint line as a minor Growth rate functions of dense classes of representable matroids On minorclosed classes of matroids with exponential growth rate The number of rankk flats in a matroid with no U_{2,n}minor An analogue of the ErdősStone theorem for finite geometries The number of lines in a matroid with no U_{2,n}minor A density HalesJewett theorem for matroids Projective geometries in exponentially dense matroids, I Projective geometries in exponentially dense matroids, II Linkages in a directed graph with parity restrictions Matroids representable over fields with a common subfield Odd circuits in dense binary matroids 