Professor Andy Hone

Professor of Mathematics, interim Director of Research,
REF coordinator,
Mathematics Research Group Lead
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Professor Andy Hone


Andy believes in inspiring the next generation of mathematicians, and is involved with School Outreach activities with local schools and the general public, encouraging them to be co-creators of new mathematical research. Until late 2014 he was Head of the Mathematics group but then took up an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship, working on the project Cluster algebras with periodicity and discrete dynamics over finite fields, which applies ideas from mathematical physics to contemporary problems in algebra and number theory.

Research interests

  • Nonlinear differential and difference equations, and their applications in physics and biology
  • Discrete and continuous integrable systems
  • Cluster algebras
  • Number theory


Andy can offer a number of PhD projects related to discrete integrable systems, cluster algebras, and iteration of birational maps over finite fields.    

Currently supervising:

  • James Bradshaw (Kent, with Steffen Krusch) - Topological solitons
  • Wookyung Kim (Lancaster, with Jan Grabowski) - Cluster algebras and discrete integrable systems
  • Joe Harrow (Kent) - Painlevé transcendents and solitons 


Editorial board member of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical & Theoretical and Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics. Member of the EPSRC College.

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