Roger Carter (mathematician)


Roger William Carter (25 August 1934 – 21 February 2022) was a British mathematician who was emeritus professor at the University of Warwick. He defined Carter subgroups and wrote the standard reference Simple Groups of Lie Type. He obtained his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 1960 and his dissertation was entitled Some Contributions to the Theory of Finite Soluble Groups, with Derek Taunt as thesis advisor. Carter died in Wirral on 21 February 2022, at the age of 87.[2]

Roger W. Carter
Born25 August 1934
Died (aged 87)
Wirral, England
EducationUniversity of Cambridge
Known for
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Warwick
ThesisSome Contributions to the Theory of Finite Soluble Groups (1960)
Doctoral advisorDerek Taunt[1]
Doctoral studentsJames Franklin,
Jacqui Ramagge


  • Carter, Roger W. (1961). "Nilpotent self normalizing subgroups of soluble groups". Mathematische Zeitschrift. 75 (2): 136–139. doi:10.1007/BF01211016. S2CID 120448397.
  • Simple Groups of Lie Type by Roger W. Carter, ISBN 0-471-50683-4
  • Lie Algebras of Finite and Affine Type (Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics) by Roger Carter, ISBN 0-521-85138-6
  • Carter, Roger W. (1993), Finite Groups of Lie Type: Conjugacy Classes and Complex Characters, Wiley Classics Library, Chichester: Wiley, ISBN 978-0-471-94109-5[3]


  1. ^ Roger Carter at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ "CARTER, Roger William". The Times. 1 March 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  3. ^ Springer, T. A. (1987). "Review: Finite groups of Lie type: conjugacy classes and complex characters, by Roger W. Carter" (PDF). Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. (N.S.). 17 (1): 145–148. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1987-15543-1.