Algebraic research at York covers a wide spectrum of interests, from pure group theory, representation theory and semigroup theory to applications of algebraic techniques in geometry, quantum physics and biology. The department is a fertile breeding ground for research, with regular organized seminars and study groups complemented by plenty of opportunities for informal discussion. We are also always on the lookout for strong PhD students in all areas of algebra; please see the Pure PhD projects page for some project ideas, and please also feel free to get in touch with any member of staff if you want to find out more. For details of individual members' interests, please click here.
We run a weekly Algebra Study Group during term time. Please contact Michael Bate for details of the current topic, or to be included on the email list for this group.
External speakers in the area of Algebra are usually invited to give a talk in the Algebra Seminar, which is also a forum for internal research seminars. The next talk is shown below.
The York Semigroup meets every week in term time and is a mixture of informal sessions, led by York Semigroup PhD students, and more formal presentations.
Leeds York Lie Theory (LYLT): The most recent LYLT meeting took place on the 13th November in York, with talks by Alison Parker and Emilie Dufresne. Please see the webpage for the event for more details.
Algebra and Representation Theory in the North (ARTIN): York is part of the ARTIN network, which holds regular meetings around the north of the UK. For details of the next event and a list of past meetings click here.
Below is an alphabetical list of members of the Algebra Group, with brief descriptions of their (algebraic) research interests. Clicking on the name of a particular member of staff will direct you to their homepage.
The seminar takes place on Mondays from 16:15 in Room G/001 in the James College Nucleus. The typical length of the talks is about 1 hour. The seminar organiser is Martina Balagovic.
|Date and time||Title||Speaker||Room|
|September 23, 2013, 16:15 - 17:15||Elliptic deformation of integrable system on Fock space and eigenvalues of Ruijsenaars operator||Junichi Shiraishi (Tokyo)||G/109|
|October 7, 2013, 16:15 - 17:15||Quantum differential operators and the torus T^2||David Jordan (Edinburgh)||G/109|
|October 14, 2013, 16:15 - 17:15||Reflection arrangements revisited||Gerhard Roehrle (Bochum)||G/109|
|October 17, 2013, 10:00 - 11:00||Representation growth of finitely generated groups||Ben Martin (Auckland)||G/109|
|October 21, 2013, 16:15 - 17:15||Generation and random generation of simple groups and their subgroups||Tim Burness (Bristol)||G/109|
|October 28, 2013, 16:15 - 18:00||Part 1: Reductive pairs in the representation theory of SL_2; Part 2: On a number of conjugacy classes of tuples of linear algebraic groups||Oliver Goodbourn and Tomohiro Uchiyama (York)||G/109|
|November 4, 2013, 16:15 - 17:15||How to cook up E_8 with an OXO cube||Robert Wilson (Queen Mary)||G/109|
|November 11, 2013, 16:15 - 17:15||Loop Kac-Moody algebras and loop crystals||Guillaume Pouchin (Edinburgh)||G/109|
|November 18, 2013, 16:15 - 17:15||An Obstruction to Quantization of the Sphere||Eli Hawkins (York)||G/109|
|November 25, 2013, 16:15 - 17:15||Height extensions of the Temperley--Lieb category||Shona Yu (Leeds)||G/109|
|December 2, 2013, 16:05 - 17:05||The Brauer-Manin obstruction (Joint Algebra and Number Theory seminar)||Rachel Newton (Max Planck)||P/T/005|
The York Semigroup meets every week in term time on Wednesdays at 11.15. It consists of a mixture of informal sessions, led by York Semigroup PhD students and staff, and more formal presentations, including external speakers. The formal sessions are usually advertised well in advance - if you wish to be included on the mailing list please e-mail Vicky Gould.
|Date and time||Title||Speaker||Room|
|October 16, 2013, 11:15 - 12:15||MacLane's theorem and the Foundations of Category Theory||Peter Hines (York)||G/002|
|November 6, 2013, 11:15 - 12:15||Coherence & the foundations of category theory (II)||Peter Hines (York)||G/002|
|November 13, 2013, 11:15 - 12:15||Universal Algebra for Constraint Satisfaction||Andrei Krokhin (Durham)||G/002|
|November 20, 2013, 11:15 - 12:15||Ideals and finiteness conditions for subsemigroups||Robert Gray (UEA)||G/002|
|December 3, 2013, 11:00 - 12:00||Revisiting automatic semigroups - change of generators||Dr Erzsebet Dombi||G/010|
|December 4, 2013, 11:15||Radicals of some semigroup algebras||Garth Dales (Lancaster, Leeds)||G/002|
|December 16, 2013, 14:00 - 15:00||New developments in the theory of non-commutative Stone duality.||Dr Mark Lawson||G/010|
See also the full list of York Semigroup talks.
North British Semigroups and Applications Network (NBSAN): The next NBSAN meeting in York will be held 21th November 2012.