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It is with great sadness that we report the death of Dr Anton Evseev, Lecturer in the School of Mathematics, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on 21 February 2017 at the age of 34. Anton was a talented and dedicated academic who contributed much, both to the world of mathematics and the School of Mathematics.

His mathematical achievements entail sixteen papers with twelve different coauthors, in particular providing solutions to the Külshammer-Olsson-Robinson and Turner conjectures.

His contribution to School life included teaching Galois theory and linear algebra, being the Deputy Director of the Graduate School and algebra seminar organiser, and supervising two PhD students and numerous undergraduates.

Anton received an MMath from the University of Oxford in 2003 and completed a DPhil in 2007. He held the position of Research Fellow at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, and at Queen Mary, University of London, before joining us in the School of Mathematics in October 2011. His research interests mainly focused on the representation theory of finite groups, and in particular the symmetric groups and related objects.

We will sorely miss Anton.

Colleagues in the School of Mathematics are making an album for Anton’s family. We are looking for images that celebrate his life; pictures can include Anton with his friends and colleagues. We also welcome any images from significant events in his personal and work life. If you would like to contribute to the album, please send an email to