Postgraduate Group Theory Conference


6th - 8th July 2022

King's College London, Imperial College London and City University of London
Welcome

The 23rd Postgraduate Group Theory Conference (PGTC) will be held in London this July. The conference will be held across three different London universities, King's College London, Imperial College London and City, University of London.

TALKS

We are excited to announce Dr Alison Parker from the University of Leeds and Professor Peter Cameron from the University of St Andrews and Queen Mary University as an invited speakers. We are also happy to announce that Professor Cheryl Praeger from the University of Western Australia will be giving a talk. Unfortunately Professor Pham Huu Tiep can no longer make it.

Here are the title and abstracts for the talks taking place during the conference.

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, 05/07/2002

Arrival in London


Wednesday, 06/07/2022 @ City, University of London

10:30 - 11:00 Registration


11:00 - 12:00 Alison Parker: An introduction to diagram algebras


12:00 - 12:30 Dean Yates: Spin representations of the symmetric group


12:30 - 13:30 Lunch


13:30 - 14:00 Alfred Dabson: Blocks of Symmetric and General Linear Groups of Weight Two


14:00 - 14:30 Diego Martin Duro: From the Knutson – Savitskii Conjecture to the Knutson Index of characters


14:30 - 15:00 Aura-Cristiana Radu: Lifting modules for Chevalley Groups to Algebraic Groups


15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break


15:30 - 16:00 Pavel Turek: Plethysms of the natural KSL_2(F_p)- module in characteristic p


16:00 - 16:30 David Brown: Hemmer Nakano and the Ramified Partition Algebra


Thursday, 07/07/2022 @ King's College London

9:30 - 10:00 Precious Ugonwanyi Agigor-Mike: Triple Product Free Sets


10:00 - 10:30 Aluna Rizzoli: On the isometry group of a finite dimensional Banach space


10:30 - 11:00 James Timmins: Measuring representations of p-adic groups


11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break


11:30 - 12:30 Cheryl Praeger: Cycles in Permutation Groups


12:30 - 13:30 Lunch


13:30 - 14:00 Rachel Pengelly: Exceptional sl_2-triples


14:00 - 14:30 Gemma Crowe: Conjugacy in extensions of right 2-angled Artin groups


14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break


15:00 - 15:30 Lewis Molyneux: An Irrational Slope Thompson Group and its BSNR-Invariant


15:30 - 16:00 Antoine Goldsborough: Random walks and quasiisometries


16:00 - 17:30 Optional social event: Codenames - Group Theory Edition


17:30 - 19:30 Break


19:30 - 21:30 Formal Dinner: Browns Brasserie, Covent Garden


Friday, 08/07/2022 @ Imperial College London

10:00 - 10:30 Jamie Mason: Automorphism of Objective Partial Groups


10:30 - 11:00 Damiano Rossi: Nilpotent blocks and isomorphisms of character triples


11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break


11:30 - 12:00 Emily Hall: Almost Elusive Groups


12:00 - 12:30 Hongyi Huang: Base-two primitive permuation groups


12:30 - 13:30 Lunch


13:30 - 14:30 Peter Cameron: Graphs on Groups


14:30 - 15:00 Closing remarks


ACCOMMODATION

We are providing accommodation for participants who asked for it at Great Dover Street Apartments . Check in is after 3pm on Tuesday and check out is before 10am on Friday. Breakfast will be provided at the Henriette Raphael Building Resturant.

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DIRECTIONS

Wednesday 06/07/2022 @ City, University of London

The first day will be held at City, University of London, Northampton Square which is a 10 min walk from Angel Underground Station. For those staying at Great Dover Street Apartments your closest station is Borough. The Northern Line can be taken from Borough to Angel. The journey from GDSA to City takes around 30 mins.

Please enter through the Northampton Square, main entrance (EC1V 0HB). One of the organisers will be there to sign you in.

The talks will be held in the Tate Building, room C309/310. To find it, go up the main central staircase immediately after the entrance, turn left down the corridor on the first floor and follow signs for PGTC.

Thursday, 07/07/2022 @ King's College London

The second day will be held at King's College London, Strand Campus which is a 10 min walk from Holborn and Covent Garden Underground Stations and less than 5 min walk from Temple. From Borough you can take the Northen Line to Bank, walk to Monument and take the Circle or District Line to Temple. The journey from GDSA to King's takes about 25 mins.

Please enter the Strand Building via the main entrance. One of the organisers will sign you in and provide you with a visitor badge which will give you access in an out of the building for that day. Please try to arrive at least 5 mins before the first talk. Any latecomers will have to sign in at the recpetion desk with a member of security.

All the talks this day will be held in Lecture Theatre K-1.56. To find it, head down the stairs on your left as you go through the barriors and follow signs for the PGTC.

The conference dinner will be held at Browns Brasserie in Covent Garden which is a 15 min walk from King's College London and a 2 min walk from Leicester Square Underground Station. From Borough you can take the Northern Line to Kennington and then change onto the other branch of the Northern Line to Leicester Square. The journey from GDSA to Browns takes around 30 mins.

Friday, 08/07/2022 @ Imperial College London

The third and final day will be held at Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus which is a 10 min walk from South Kensington Underground Station. From Borough you can again take the Northen Line to Bank, walk to Monument and take the Circle or District Line to South Kensington. The journey from GDSA to Imperial takes about 45 mins.

The last day of the conference will be held in room 144 in the Huxley building. To access this, enter Imperial college from the Exhibition road entrance, walk past the statue of Queen Victoria and go outside to Dalby court. Start going straight on Sherfield Walkway; the last building is the Huxley. When you enter, you’ll be on the 3rd floor - from here you need to go two floors down with the elevator. When you leave the elevator turn right and then one of the organisers will be there to direct you to the room.

CONTACT

If you have any questions or problems relating to the conference contact one of the conference organisers;

Miriam Norris - miriam (dot) norris (at) kcl (dot) ac (dot) uk

Kamilla Rekvényi - k (dot) rekvenyi19 (at) imperial (dot) ac (dot) uk

William Murphy - william (dot) murphy (at) city (dot) ac (dot) uk

We are very greatful for the financial support from: