South England Profinite Groups Meetings

Joint Research Group funded by LMS Scheme 3
Academic Year 2008-09

This page keeps record of the meetings held during the year 2008-09.
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  • Background: In recent years profinite and asymptotic methods have been successfully applied to general problems of group theory. In addition there are interesting links to number theory and geometry.
  • Activities: During the academic year 2008-09 we are holding a series of three meetings in order to
    - provide a platform for young mathematicians from across the south of England to meet and discuss their research in profinite groups, asymptotic group theory and related topics,
    - get graduate students and postdoctoral fellows involved by giving them the opportunity to discuss and possibly present their individual work,
    - give the participants an opportunity to widen their research horizons and their knowledge base by familiarising themselves with research adjacent to their own,
    - foster and develop collaborative links both within the group and with selected experts from the UK and abroad.
  • Participants: We welcome and encourage interested mathematicians at all levels to join us in our meetings. The Joint Research Group receives financial support from the London Mathematical Society and has therefore limited funds to reimburse travel expenses of UK-based students and young mathematicians. Please contact the organisers if you wish to apply for such reimbursements.
  • Organisers: Corresponding organisers of the Joint Research Group are Benjamin Klopsch (Royal Holloway, University of London), Nikolay Nikolov (Imperial College London) and Christopher Voll (University of Southampton).

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There will be no more meetings this year. But we will apply for a renewal of the grant over the summer so that we can organise a similar series of meetings during the academic year 2009-10.
If you have any comments regarding past meetings or suggestions regarding future meetings, please let us know.

Many thanks to all participants and local organisers for making this series of events so successful!

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Complete Calendar of Events

One-Day Meeting: Kac-Moody Groups - a Profinite Perspective

Two-Day Workshop: Representations and Asymptotic Group Theory

One-Day Meeting: Rank Gradient of Groups

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Past Meetings

Kac-Moody Groups - a Profinite Perspective

17 December 2008 at Royal Holloway (University of London)

Representations and Asymptotic Group Theory

6-7 April 2009 at the University of Southampton

Rank Gradient of Groups

12 June 2009 at Imperial College London

For past meetings during the academic year 2007-08 click here.

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last significant update 18.08.2009
please bring corrections to the attention of Benjamin Klopsch