John Britton (mathematician)

John Leslie Britton (18 November 1927 – 13 June 1994) was an English mathematician from Yorkshire who worked in combinatorial group theory and was an expert on the word problem for groups. Britton was a member of the London Mathematical Society and was Secretary of Meetings and Membership with that organization from 1973-1976.

Britton died in a climbing accident on the Isle of Skye.


  • Collins, D. J. (1997), "Obituary : John Leslie Britton", Bull. London Math. Soc., 29 (5): 617–621, doi:10.1112/S002460939700297X

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