[GAP Forum] EMS/LMS meeting and Workshop

Colva Roney-Dougal colva at mcs.st-and.ac.uk
Mon Sep 15 15:30:55 BST 2008

There will be a joint meeting of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society  
and the London
Mathematical Society on the afternoon of Friday 12th December and the  
morning of
Saturday 13th December in Edinburgh. The speakers and titles are:

Laurent Bartholdi (Goettingen): Automatically presented groups.
Martin Bridson (Oxford): Dimension, rigidity and fixed point theorems.
Alain Valette (Neuchatel): The Haagerup property and its stability  
Efim Zelmanov (UC San Diego): Asymptotic properties of finite
groups and finite dimensional algebras.

Immediately preceding this, a workshop on Infinite Group Theory and  
topics will be held in Edinburgh from the morning of Wednesday 10th  
until lunchtime on Friday 12th December.

Invited speakers include: L. Bartholdi (Goettingen), T. Burness  
P. Dehornoy (Caen), B. Eick (Braunschweig), M. Geck (Aberdeen),
D. Macpherson (Leeds), J. Mitchell (St Andrews), G. Pfeiffer (Galway)  
T. Riley (Bristol).

The invited talks will be accessible to postgraduate students,  
fellows and researchers in all areas of group theory.

For more information and to register for the meeting and workshop go to

We invite postgraduate students to submit a 1-page outline for a  
poster paper by
email to colva at mcs.st-and.ac.uk by Friday November 14th. The five  
best outlines
will be invited to give a short talk at the workshop, and there will  
be a poster paper
session for all postgraduates.

Organising Committee: Kenny Brown (Glasgow),  Iain Gordon (Edinburgh),
Jim Howie (Heriot-Watt), Tom Lenagan (Edinburgh) and Colva Roney-Dougal
(St Andrews).

Best wishes


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