Groups St Andrews 2005

University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland

30 July - 6 August 2005


The conference was sponsored by the London Mathematical Society and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and was organised by the University of St Andrews.

It was held at St Andrews from

Saturday 30 July 2005 (arrival day) to Saturday 6 August 2005 (departure day).

Note: It was possible to stay for a few days beyond the departure day. Daily rates applied.

During the conference the following speakers each gave a course of four lectures:

Peter J Cameron (Queen Mary, London) Aspects of infinite permutation groups
Rostislav I Grigorchuk (Texas A&M) On self-similarity and branching in group theory
John C Meakin (Nebraska-Lincoln) Interactions between group theory and semigroup theory
Akos Seress (Ohio State) Graphs, automorphisms, and product action

There was also a programme of short talks and seminars by conference participants. All lectures and seminars took place in the Mathematical Institute or the adjacent Physics Building.

The Proceedings of the Conference was published by Cambridge University Press in the London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series. As well as articles by the main speakers, the Proceedings contains survey articles and some research papers submitted by other conference participants.
These survey and research papers were refereed in the usual way.

There was a gala dinner for the conference and the cost was included only for adults staying in David Russell Hall. Residents of Fife Park could purchase gala dinner tickets at a subsidised price.

Note that David Russell Hall provided the bar and was the main social focus for the conference, but Fife Park was adjacent.
Child care facilities were available.

The registration fee (which was also payable by non-residents) was payable at the same time as the accommodation. It covered tea, coffee and certain social events.
It also included the Conference Proceedings which were published by Cambridge University Press.

The Full Board accommodation rate included full Scottish breakfast, lunch and dinner.
No further gratuities or taxes were payable on any of the above charges.
Further information including details of travel to St Andrews were sent to members prior to the conference.
There was an attractive social programme to give all participants and accompanying persons the "St Andrews experience".

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