Professor John C. Wood (born 1949) is a British mathematician working at the University of Leeds.[1] He is one of the leading experts on harmonic maps and harmonic morphisms in the field of differential geometry.[2]

Wood is a coauthor of the monograph: Harmonic Morphisms Between Riemannian Manifolds. This was published in 2003 and is still the standard text on the subject.[3]

Wood earned his Ph.D. from the University of Warwick in 1974, under the supervision of James Eells.[4]


Wood was at the centre of a plagiarism row with one of his former Ph.D. students in 2011.[5]



  1. ^ Faculty profile, University of Leeds, retrieved 2015-02-02.
  2. ^ Book Review, Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society 38 (2006), 869-872.
  3. ^ "Harmonic Morphisms Between Riemannian Manifolds". Oxford University Press.
  4. ^ John C. Wood at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. ^ "Alumnus Spurns Ph.D.over Plagiarism Row". Times Higher Education.

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