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 research interests. Clicking on the name of a particular member of staff will direct you to their homepage.
Dr Michael Bate
MMath (Oxon), PhD (Birmingham)
Algebraic Groups, Representation Theory, GIT, Buildings
+44 1904 32 3026
Dr Gustav W Delius
PhD (Stony Brook)
Stochastic Modelling in Mathematical Biology and Theoretical Ecology, Spatial Stochastic Processes, Quantum Field Theory, Integrable Systems, Quantum Groups
+44 1904 32 3077
Professor Stephen Donkin
MA (Oxon), MSc,PhD (Warwick)
algebra, representation theory, algebraic groups
+44 1904 32 3669
Dr Brent Everitt
MSc (Toronto) PhD, BSc (Auckland)
Algebra, topology, combinatorics
+44 1904 32 3083
Dr Haralampos Geranios
MSc, PhD (Athens, Greece)
Representation Theory and Cohomology of Algebraic Groups and Invariant Theory
+44 1904 32 3096
Professor Victoria Gould
BA, DPhil (York)
+44 1904 32 3090
Dr Eli Hawkins
PhD (Penn State, Physics), PhD (Penn State, Mathematics)
+44 1904 32 3069
Prof. Niall MacKay
BA (Cambridge), PhD (Durham)
Integrable quantum field theory, quantum groups
+44 1904 32 3493
Professor Maxim Nazarov
MSc, PhD (Moscow)
+44 1904 32 3078
Dr Vidas Regelskis
PhD (York), MSc (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Yangians and Kac-Moody Lie algebras, Representation theory, Integrable systems
+44 1904 32 3079
Dr Bart Vlaar
PhD (Glasgow), MSc (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Integrable systems, Lie algebras, Quantum groups, Hecke algebras, Representation theory
+44 1904 32 2058
|Asawer Duraid Hamdi Al-Aadhami||BSc (Baghdad), MSc (Baghdad)||+44 1904 32 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Majed Albaity||BSc & MSc (King Abdulaziz University); MSc (Western Ontario)||+44 1904 32 email@example.com|
|Sanaa Bajri||BSc (King Abdulaziz University), MSc (Canterbury, NZ)||+44 1904 32 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matthew Brookes||MMath (Cantab)||+44 1904 32 XXXXemail@example.com|
|Luuk Disselhorst||B Maths & M Maths (Groningen)||+44 1904 32 XXXXfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Samuel Ford||MMath (Warwick)||+44 1904 32 XXXXemail@example.com|
|Benen Harrington||BA (Trinity College Dublin), MASt (Cantab)||+44 1904 32 XXXXfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Samuel Martin||MSci (King's College London)||+44 1904 32 email@example.com|
|Thomas Quinn-Gregson||MMath (Manchester)||+44 1904 32 firstname.lastname@example.org|
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 organiser is currently Haralampos Geranios.
|Date and time||Title||Speaker||Room|
|September 26, 2016, 16:15||The centre of quantum symmetric pair coideal subalgebras --revisited||Stefan Kolb (Newcastle)||G/002|
|October 3, 2016, 16:15||Crystals, the cactus group, and shift of argument algebras||Iva Halacheva (Lancaster)||G/002|
|October 10, 2016, 16:15||CANCELLED: On Hochschild homology of affine Hecke algebras||Peter Samuelson (Edinburgh)||Topos|
|October 17, 2016, 16:15||Nilpotent commuting varieties and support varieties||Paul Levy (Lancaster)||Topos|
|October 24, 2016, 16:15||Fusion systems and classifying spaces||Justin Lynd (Aberdeen)||Topos|
|October 31, 2016, 16:15||Tame blocks||Florian Eisele (City)||Topos|
|November 7, 2016, 16:15||Classifying solutions of the reflection equation||Bart Vlaar (York)||Topos|
|November 14, 2016, 16:15||The quantum character theory TFT||David Jordan (Edinburgh)||Topos|
|November 21, 2016, 16:15||H-cross products and applications to affine Hecke algebras||Yuri Bazlov (Manchester)||Topos|
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 5, 2016, 11:30 - 12:30||Subwords and Stars||Tom Bourne||G/010|
|October 19, 2016, 11:30 - 12:30||On combinatorial conditions determining isomorphism class for finitely generated subgroups of Homeo_+(I): Advanced Ping-Pong dynamics.||Collin Bleak||G/135 (MSc Seminar room)|
|October 26, 2016, 11:30||A Fraisse-like theorem for homomorphism-homogeneous structures||Tom Coleman||G/135|
|November 2, 2016, 11:30 - 12:30||Finitely Generated Left Ideals in Banach Algebras on Monoids.||Jared White||G/135|
|November 9, 2016, 11:30||Semigroups from digraphs||Maximilien Gadouleau||G/135|
|November 23, 2016, 11:15 - 12:15||Infinite rewriting systems in monoids and groups||Andrew Duncan||G/135|
See also the full list of York Semigroup talks.