Groups St Andrews 2017 in Birmingham

The Conference:

Groups St Andrews 2017 was organised by the University of St Andrews and the University of Birmingham. It took place in Birmingham between Saturday 5th August (arrival day) and Sunday 13th August 2017 (departure day). The talks happened from 6th August until 12th August 2017 (inclusive).

This conference, the tenth 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.

The Academic and Social Programme is at THIS LINK.

The conference photograph is at THIS LINK.

A photograph of the four people who have attended all ten Groups St Andrews conferences is at THIS LINK.

Principal Speakers:
Michael Aschbacher (Caltech): Finite simple groups and fusion systems
Pierre-Emmanuel Caprace (Université Catholique de Louvain): Locally compact groups beyond Lie theory
Radha Kessar (City, University of London): On characters and p-blocks of finite simple groups
Gunter Malle (TU Kaiserslautern): Local-global conjectures

One Hour Speakers:
Tim Burness (University of Bristol): Simple groups, generation and probabilistic methods
Vincent Guirardel (Université de Rennes 1): Boundaries for Out(Fn)
Harald Helfgott (University of Göttingen): The diameter of the symmetric group: ideas and tools
Andrei Jaikin-Zapirain (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): On ℓ2-Betti numbers and their analogues in positive characteristic
Donna Testerman (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne): Representations and subgroup structure of simple algebraic groups

Abstracts for the invited speakers.

Slides of contributed talks are available at THIS LINK.


London Mathematical Society
Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research
Edinburgh Mathematical Society
De Gruyter

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