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.
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.
Leeds York Lie Theory (LYLT): This is an occasional series of meetings organised by York and Leeds. Please click here for more details.
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/109 in the James College Nucleus. The typical length of the talks is about 1 hour. The seminar organisers are currently Stephen Donkin and Brent Everitt.
|Date and time||Title||Speaker||Room|
|April 28, 2014, 16:15||Categorification of Lie algebra representations.||Antonio Sartori (York)||G/109|
|May 12, 2014, 16:15 - 17:15||Decomposing tensor products of irreps of algebraic groups in positive characteristic||Stephen Doty||G/109|
|May 19, 2014, 16:15||CANCELLED: Irreducible modules for degenerate DAHA of type A||Martina Balagovic (Newcastle)||G/109|
|June 2, 2014, 16:15 - 17:15||Modular representation theory of the partition algebra||Maud DeVisscher (City University)||G/109|
|June 9, 2014, 16:15||Composition Factors of Tensor Products of Truncated Symmetric Powers||Haralampos Geranios (York)||G/109|
|June 30, 2014, 16:15 - 17:15||Baxter operators for Macdonald polynomials and the local Langlands correspondence||Sergey Oblezin (Nottingham)||G/109|
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|
|May 7, 2014, 11:30 - 12:30||Infinite monoids as geometric objects||Robert Gray (UEA)||G/002|
|June 11, 2014, 11:30 - 12:30||Comparison semigroups and Algebras of Transformations||Dr Tim Stokes (Waikato, New Zealand)||G/002|
|June 26, 2014, 11:30 - 12:30||The Brauer project: Enumeration of idempotents in partition monoids||James East, University of Western Sydney||G/002|
|July 4, 2014, 11:30 - 12:30||Idempotent generators in infinite partition monoids||Dr James East||G/002|
|September 5, 2014, 11:30 - 12:30||Examining Commutativity in the Symmetric Inverse Semigroup||Wolfram Bentz (Centro dé Algebra da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)||G/002|
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.