Dr Richard Montgomery BA MMath PhD

Dr Richard Montgomery

School of Mathematics
Reader and Senior Birmingham Fellow

Contact details

School of Mathematics
Watson Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Richard Montgomery is a Senior Birmingham Fellow, whose research interests lie primarily in Probabilistic and Extremal Combinatorics.

Personal webpage.


  • PhD in Pure Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 2015
  • BA with MMath, University of Cambridge, 2011


Richard Montgomery completed his PhD in 2015 at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Andrew Thomason. Following a brief period in 2015 as a postdoctoral research fellow of Daniela Kühn and Deryk Osthus in Birmingham, he was a junior research fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. In April 2018, he joined the School of Mathematics in Birmingham as a Birmingham Fellow.


Semester 1

LM Advanced Topics in Combinatorics

Postgraduate supervision

Richard is interested in supervising PhD students in Combinatorics, and welcomes emails from interested candidates.


Richard's research interests are in Combinatorics, and in particular Probabilistic and Extremal Graph Theory.

Recent themes in his research have included the threshold of appearance of spanning subgraphs in random graphs, including resilience and universality problems, rainbow subgraphs in coloured graphs and associated packing problems, and the extremal appearance of minors and subdivisions in graphs.


A full publication list is available at on Richard's personal page.

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