Groups St Andrews 2013 in St Andrews

3rd - 11th August 2013

The Conference:

Groups St Andrews 2013 was organised by the University of St Andrews.
It took place between Saturday 3rd August (arrival day) to Sunday 11th August 2013 (departure day).

The talks happened from 4th August till 10th August 2013 (inclusive).

This conference, the ninth in the series of Groups St Andrews Conferences, was organised along similar lines to previous events in this series.

The conference aimed to cover all aspects of group theory. The short lecture courses were intended to be accessible to postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers in all areas of group theory.

Principal Speakers:
Emmanuel Breuillard (Universite Paris-Sud) Approximate groups
Martin Liebeck (Imperial College, University of London) Width questions for simple groups
Alan Reid (University of Texas) Profinite properties of discrete groups
Karen Vogtmann (Cornell University) Out(Fn),GL(n,Z)Out(F_{n}), GL(n,\mathbb{Z}) and everything in between: automorphism groups of right-angled Artin groups

One Hour Speakers:
Peter Cameron (University of St Andrews) Permutation Groups and Transformation Semigroups
Radha Kessar (City University London) Finiteness conjectures in modular representation theory
Rational subsets in groups
Derek Robinson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Recent Results on Generalized Baumslag-Solitar Groups
Christopher Voll (University of Bielefeld) Zeta functions of groups and rings: recent developments

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