The Algebra Group at QMUL has a long and distinguished history, going back to such names as Kurt Hirsch, Karl Gruenberg and Ian G. Macdonald. Having made its reputation primarily in group theory, it now covers a range of areas in group theory, representation theory, algebraic combinatorics, algebraic geometry, logic, homological/categorical algebra, and computational methods.

Seminars
In conjunction with Imperial College and City University we run the weekly London Algebra Colloquium, which has been running continuously since 1950. We are hosting this Colloquium in Winter/Spring 2017, during which time our Algebra Seminar is suspended.
We normally hold our Algebra Seminar on Mondays at 4.30pm. We aim for this seminar to be informal and accessible.
News
 We are pleased to announce that Behrang Noohi and Ivan Tomašić have joined the Algebra Group.
Behrang is interested in higher categorical/derived structures in algebra and geometry. More specifically: algebraic/differentiable/topological stacks, moduli problems, higher dimensional groups and higher Lie theory, and string topology.
Ivan studies model theory and its applications in algebraic geometry and number theory. More specifically, his interests include difference algebra and geometry (relating to the arithmetic aspects of the Frobenius automorphism), measurable structures, (nonstandard) cohomology theories, and motivic integration.
 Madhusudan Manjunath has left QMUL and has taken up a Leibniz Fellowship to visit Oberwolfach from January to March 2017.
 Algebra group members Matt Fayers and Alex Fink, together with Thomas Prellberg and Mark Walters, are organisers of the 2017 International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics here at QMUL. Alex was on the programme committee for FPSAC 2015.
 Leonard Soicher is part of the EPSRCfunded CoDiMa project EP/M022641/1, a Collaborative Computational Project running from 01/03/2015 to 29/02/2020, to support the development and use of the opensource GAP and SAGE mathematics systems.
Main areas of research
 finite groups, their structure and representations;
 representations of symmetric groups and Hecke algebras;
 growth functions on finitelygenerated groups, their combinatorics and numbertheoretic properties;
 computational group theory, development of algorithms and databases;
 algebraic combinatorics, algebraic graph theory, matroids and tropical geometry;
 higher categorical/derived structures in algebra and geometry;
 model theory and its applications in algebraic geometry and number theory;
 exceptional groups and Lie algebras, and applications to physics.
Recent publications
 S.A. Basarab and T.W. Mueller, Group actions, deformations, polygroup extensions, and group presentations, submitted for publication.
 Kai Behrend and Behrang Noohi, Moduli of noncommutative polarized schemes, arXiv:1507.07054v1, submitted for publication.
 Andrew Berget and Alex Fink, Matrix orbit closures, arXiv:1306.1810 (2015), 29 pages.
 Andrew Berget and Alex Fink, Equivariant Chow classes of matrix orbit closures, Transformation Groups, available online.
 John N. Bray, Richard A. Parker and Robert A. Wilson, Finding 47:23 in the Baby Monster, LMS J. Comput. Math. 19 (2016), 229234.
 John N. Bray and Henrik Bäärnhielm, A new method for recognising Suzuki groups, J. Algebra, to appear.
 Amanda Cameron and Alex Fink, A lattice point counting generalisation of the Tutte polynomial, arXiv:1604.00962 (2016), 11 pages, extended abstract accepted to FPSAC 2016, full version forthcoming.
 Amanda Cameron and Dillon Mayhew, A splitter theorem for connected clutters, arXiv:1703.00945 (2017), 10 pages.
 Thomas Coyne and Behrang Noohi, Singular chains on topological stacks. I, Adv. Math. 303 (2016), 11901235.
 Tevian Dray, Corinne A. Manogue and Robert A. Wilson, A symplectic representation of E_{7}, Commentat. Math. Univ. Carol. 55 (2014), 387399.
 Matthew Fayers, A generalisation of core partitions, J. Comb. Theory, Ser. A 127 (2014), 5884.
 Matthew Fayers, The irreducible representations of the alternating group which remain irreducible in characteristic p, Trans. Am. Math. Soc. 368 (2016), 5807–5855.
 Matthew Fayers and Liron Speyer, Generalised column removal for graded homomorphisms between Specht modules, J. Algebraic Combin. 44 (2016), 393432.
 Matthew Fayers, (s,t)cores: a weighted version of Armstrong's conjecture, Electronic J. Combin. 23 (2016) #P4.32.
 Matthew Fayers, Dyck tilings and the homogeneous Garnir relations for graded Specht modules, J. Algebraic Combin. (2016), doi:10.1007/s1080101607342.
 Matthew Fayers, Irreducible projective representations of the symmetric group which remain irreducible in characteristic 2, submitted for publication.
 Alex Fink, Aviezri S. Fraenkel and Carlos Santos, LIM is not slim, Int. J. Game Theory 43 (2014), 269281.
 Alex Fink and Felipe Rincón, Stiefel tropical linear spaces, J. Comb. Theory, Ser. A 135 (2015), 291–331.
 Alex Fink and Luca Moci, Matroids over a ring, J. Eur. Math. Soc. 18 (2016), 681–731.
 Alex Fink, Jenna Rajchgot and Seth Sullivant, Matrix Schubert varieties and Gaussian conditional independence models, J. Algebraic Combin. 44 (2016), 1009–1046.
 Alex Fink, David E. Speyer and Alexander Woo, A Gröbner basis for the graph of the reciprocal plane, arXiv:1703.05967 (2017), 10 pages.
 Alex Fink and Richard Guy, The outercoarseness of the ncube, submitted for publication.
 Gregory Ginot and Behrang Noohi, Group actions on stacks and applications to equivariant string topology for stacks, arXiv:1206.5603v1, submitted for publication.
 Gary R.W. Greaves and Leonard H. Soicher, On the clique number of a strongly regular graph, arXiv:1604.08299 (2016), 13 pages, submitted for publication.
 C. Krattenthaler and T.W. Müller, Generalised Apéry numbers modulo 9, J. Number Theory 147 (2015), 708720.
 C. Krattenthaler and T.W. Müller, Truncated versions of Dwork’s lemma for exponentials of power series and pdivisibility of arithmetic functions, Adv. Math. 283 (2015), 489529.
 C. Krattenthaler and T.W. Müller, Periodicity of free subgroup numbers modulo prime powers, J. Algebra 452 (2016), 372389.
 C. Krattenthaler and T.W. Müller, Normalising graphs of groups, Monatsh. Math., 18 pages, available online, doi: 10.1007/s006050160992z
 Václav Linek, Leonard H. Soicher and Brett Stevens, Cube designs, J. Comb. Des. 24 (2016), 223233.
 Behrang Noohi, Fibrations of topological stacks, Adv. Math. 252 (2014), 612–640.
 Behrang Noohi, Group actions on algebraic stacks via butterflies, arXiv:0704.1010v2, submitted for publication.
 Patric R.J. Östergård and Leonard H. Soicher, There is No McLaughlin Geometry, arXiv:1607.03372 (2016), 19 pages, submitted for publication.
 Leonard H. Soicher, On cliques in edgeregular graphs, J. Algebra 421 (2015), 260267.
 Leonard H. Soicher, The uniqueness of a distanceregular graph with intersection array {32,27,8,1;1,4,27,32} and related results, Des. Codes Cryptogr., available online (open access), doi:10.1007/s1062301602236
 Ivan Tomašić, Direct twisted Galois stratification, arXiv:1412.8066 (2014), 23 pages.
 Ivan Tomašić, A twisted theorem of Chebotarev, Proc. Lond. Math. Soc. 108 (2014), 291326.
 Ivan Tomašić, Galois stratification and ACFA, Ann. Pure Appl. Logic 166 (2015), 639663.
 Ivan Tomašić, Twisted Galois stratification, Nagoya Math. J. 222 (2016), 160.
 Ivan Tomašić and Michael Wibmer, Strongly étale difference algebras and Babbitt's decomposition, arXiv:1512.00495 (2015), 19 pages.
 Robert A. Wilson, Classification of subgroups isomorphic to PSL_{2} (27) in the Monster, LMS J. Comput. Math. 17 (2014), 3346.
 Robert A. Wilson, A quaternionic construction of E_{7}, Proc. Am. Math. Soc. 142 (2014), 867880.
 Robert A. Wilson, Every PSL_{2}(13) in the Monster contains 13Aelements, LMS J. Comput. Math. 18 (2015), 667674.
 Robert A. Wilson, Is Sz(8) a subgroup of the Monster?, Bull. Lond. Math. Soc. 48 (2016), 355364.
 Robert A. Wilson, Introduction to the finite simple groups, in: Algebra, Logic and Combinatorics, vol. 3 of LTCC Advanced Mathematics Series, World Scientific, 2016, pp. 4168.