Chris Good is a Reader in Pure Mathematics at the University of Birmingham. Chris is the author of some 40 research articles in general topology, set-theoretic topology, and topological dynamics. He regularly collaborates with mathematicians around the world, including colleagues from Canada, New Zealand, Oman, Poland and the US, as well as from Oxford.
He has supervised a number of graduate students and organised many conferences in Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge.Chris has a long standing interest in teaching and was awarded the first Head of School’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He has played a leading role in the development of the School’s curricula and is currently an Academic Associate of the Higher Education Academy.
School web page: web.mat.bham.ac.uk/C.Good/
Chris studied Mathematics at the Queen’s College, University of Oxford, graduating with first class honours in 1988. He completed his DPhil whilst a Junior Research Fellow at Wadham College before joining the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham in 1995. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001 and Reader in 2012.
Chris’ early research was in the construction of counterexamples (often using set-theoretic methods) especially around the Dowker space question and the behaviour of normality in product spaces. He also looked at the role of the Axiom of Choice in topology and has worked extensively on generalised metric spaces, in particular g-functions and monotonicity.
More recently he has become interested in dynamical systems, in particular symbolic dynamics and the structure of invariant sets, and abstract topological dynamics.When he is not doing mathematics, Chris loves to cook, bake bread, play rugby, read, listen to music and spend time with his family. He is interested in politics and the natural world.
For a complete list of Chris’ publication please see his personal web page web.mat.bham.ac.uk/C.Good/research/papers.html
Good, C., (1995), Large cardinals and small Dowker spaces, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 123: 1, 263--272
Good, C. and Tree, I. J., (1995), Continuing horrors of topology without choice, Topology and its Applications, 63: 79--90
Good, C., Knight R. W. and Stares I. S., (2000), Monotone countable paracompactness, Topology Appl., 101: 281--298
Good, C., Knight R. W., (2006), Monotonically countably paracompact, collectionwise Hausdorff spaces and measurable cardinals, Proc. A.M.S., 134: 591--597
Good, C., Greenwood, S. R., Knight, R. W., MacIntyre, D. W., and Watson, W. S., (2006), Characterizing continuous functions on compact, Hausdorff spaces, Advances in Mathematics, 206: 695--728.
Good C., Knight, R. W. And Raines, B. E., (2006), Nonhyperbolic one-dimensional invariant sets with a countably infinite collection of inhomogeneities, Fundamenta Mathematicae, 192: 267--289
Good, C. and Haynes, L., (2007), Monotone versions of countable paracompactness , Topology Appl., 154: 734--740
Good, C., Kight, R. W. and Raines, B. E., (eds), (2009), Topology Appl. (Special Issue): A conference in honour of Peter Collins and Mike Reed, 156
Good, C. and Greenwood, S. R., (2010) Continuity in separable metrizable and Lindel\"of spaces, Proc. A.M.S., 138: 577--591
Barwell, A., D., Good, C., Knight, R. W. and Raines, B., E., (2010) A characterization of $\w$-limit sets of shifts of finite type and tent maps, Ergodic Theory and Dynamical. Systems, 30: 21--31