South England Profinite Groups Meetings

Joint Research Group funded by LMS Scheme 3
Academic Year 2010-11


This page keeps record of the meetings held during the year 2010-11.
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  • Background: Profinite and asymptotic methods have been successfully applied to general problems of group theory. In addition there are interesting links to number theory, geometry and other areas.
  • Activities: During the academic year 2010-11 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.
    For UK-based mathematicians with parental duties the LMS has a scheme which allows participants of meetings like ours to apply for a supplementary grant to help covering childcare costs; see here for further information.
  • 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).
  • Web Site: http://www.ma.rhul.ac.uk/profinite_groups/meetings.html brings you to this page.
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The series of meetings has finished. We are planning to start a new series of events in December 2011. Many thanks to all participants!

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Complete Calendar of Events

One-Day Meeting: Hereditarily Just Infinite Groups

One-Day Meeting: The McKay and the Broué conjectures

One-Day Meeting: Iwasawa Algebras

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Past Meetings

Hereditarily Just Infinite Groups

17 December 2010 at Royal Holloway (University of London)


The McKay and the Broué conjectures

12 April 2011 at the University of Southampton


Iwasawa Algebras

21 June 2011 at the University of Cambridge

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For past meetings during the academic year 2008-09 click here.

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

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last significant update 12.09.2010
please bring corrections to the attention of Benjamin Klopsch