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**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 | |
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Born | 25 August 1934 |

Died | (aged 87) Wirral, England |

Education | University of Cambridge |

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Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of Warwick |

Thesis | Some Contributions to the Theory of Finite Soluble Groups (1960) |

Doctoral advisor | Derek Taunt^{[1]} |

Doctoral students | James 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]}

**^**Roger Carter at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**"CARTER, Roger William".*The Times*. 1 March 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2022.**^**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.

- Roger W. Carter at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Roger Carter Obituary