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Pure Mathematics Seminar

Seminars in 2008

This page records meetings of the Pure Mathematics seminar in 2008. Abstracts are provided where available.
7 January Elliot Costi (Queen Mary)
Constructive recognition of classical groups
14 January No seminar
There was a talk on Verbal ellipticity by Dan Segal
to mark the retirement of Bert Wehrfritz
21 January Peter Keevash (Queen Mary)
The hypergraph Turan problem
28 January 2008 Nikolay Nikolov (Imperial)
Expansion and product decomposition of finite groups
4 February 2008 Charles Leedham-Green (Queen Mary)
Classifying more p-groups by coclass
11 February 2008 No seminar: School Anniversary Lectures
18 February 2008 Alessio Corti (Imperial)
Algebraic geometry, ordinary differential equations and quantum cohomology
25 February 2008 Alexey Muranov (Lyon I)
Arithmetic in groups of piece-wise affine permutations of an interval
3 March 2008 Alexander Its (Brunel, Imperial, on leave from IUPUI, Indianapolis)
Generalized Fisher-Hartwig asymptotics. The Riemann-Hilbert Approach
10 March 2008 Shaun Bullett (Queen Mary)
Deformations of the modular group
17 March 2008 Olympia Talelli (University of Athens)
An integral homological characterization of finite groups
31 March 2008 John Bray (Queen Mary)
Big 1-cohomology
12 May 2008 Thomas Prellberg (Queen Mary)
Algebraicity of counting functions
19 May 2008 Alexei Skorobogatov (Imperial)
Rational points on varieties: a local-to-global approach
29 September 2008 Marc Lackenby (Oxford)
Surface subgroups in dimension 3
6 October 2008 Paul Flavell (Birmingham)
A rank 2 signalizer functor theorem
13 October Peter Cameron (Queen Mary)
Graph theory and optimal designs
20 October Peter Keevash (Queen Mary)
Cycles in directed graphs
27 October Bert Wehrfritz (Queen Mary)
Chernikov groups and Ayoub's theorem (for finite groups)
3 November Colin Reid (Queen Mary)
The generalised Fitting subgroup of a profinite group
10 November Johanna Rämö (Queen Mary)
Products of two involutions in finite simple groups
17, 24 November,
1, 8, 15 December
Robert Wilson (Queen Mary)
Construction of finite simple groups:
  1. The E8 reflection group
  2. The octonion algebra
  3. The Golay code
  4. The Leech lattice
  5. All of the above

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Peter J. Cameron
29 November 2008