Research activity per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

My research interests centre on semigroup theory, automata theory and category theory. I am currently working on the connections between partial symmetries, topological groupoids and C*-algebras. These diverse topics are linked by a non-commutative generalization of Stone duality.


I was an undergraduate and graduate student at York University with a one year spell at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge where I read the Part III in mathematics. After my DPhil, I spent three years at Lincoln College Oxford as a JRF followed by a year at the T.H. Darmstadt supported by the Royal Society. I was subsequently lecturer and then senior lecturer in mathematics at CPGC before moving to Heriot-Watt in 2004.


Dive into the research topics where Mark Lawson is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or