Justin Lynd

Department of Mathematics
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Maxim Doucet Hall
Lafayette, LA 70504
Office: Maxim Doucet Hall 408

Curriculum Vitae (last updated: 10/2017)

I am an Assistant Professor in the mathematics department at UL Lafayette. Before coming to Louisiana, I held postdoctoral appointments at the University of Aberdeen, the University of Montana, and Rutgers University.

My research is in the structure of finite groups, especially around a prime p. I tend to think most about fusion systems and their associated homotopy theory and homological algebra, geometries and subgroup complexes of finite groups, and modular representation theory.

Office hours (Fall 2017)

Monday 8:30-11:00, Wednesday 12:00-1:00, and by appointment

Teaching (Fall 2017)

Materials for both of these courses can be found on Moodle.


  1. Extensions of the Benson-Solomon fusion systems (arXiv), with Ellen Henke
    submitted, 14pp.
  2. Fusion systems with some sporadic J-components (doi, arXiv), with Julianne Rainbolt
    J. Algebra 489 (2017), 165-178.
  3. Control of fixed points and existence and uniqueness of centric linking systems (doi, postprint), with George Glauberman
    Invent. Math. 206 (2016), no.2, 441-484.
  4. A characterization of the 2-fusion system of L4(q) (doi, arXiv),
    J. Algebra 428 (2015), 315-356.
  5. The Thompson-Lyons transfer lemma for fusion systems (doi, arXiv),
    Bull. Lond. Math. Soc. (2014) 46 (6): 1276-1282
  6. Weak closure and Oliver's p-group conjecture (doi, arXiv), with David J. Green.
    Israel J. Math. 197 (2013), no. 1, 497-507.
  7. 2-subnormal quadratic offenders and Oliver's p-group conjecture (doi, arXiv)
    Proc. Edin. Math. Soc. 56 (2013), 211-222.
  8. Analogues of Goldschmidt's thesis for fusion systems (doi, arXiv), with Sejong Park
    J. Algebra 324 (2010), 3487-3493.


In the recent past

Past Teaching

@ Montana

@ Rutgers