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 4102
Dr Brent Everitt
MSc (Toronto) PhD, BSc (Auckland)
Algebra, topology, combinatorics
+44 1904 32 3083
Dr Haralampos Geranios
PhD (Athens, Greece)
Representation Theory of Algebraic Groups and Invariant Theory
+44 1904 32 3079
Professor Victoria Gould
BA, DPhil (York)
+44 1904 32 3090
Dr Miklos Hartmann
MSc, PhD (Szeged, Hungary)
Structure theory for semigroups, monoid actions.
+44 1904 32 3096
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. Antonio Sartori
PhD (University of Bonn)
Representations of Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras, BGG category O, Khovanov homology and categorification.
+44 1904 32 3078
|Asawer Duraid Hamdi Al-Aadhami||BSc (Baghdad), MSc (Baghdad)||+44 1904 32 email@example.com|
|Oliver Goodbourn||BSc (Edinburgh), MSc (Imperial)||+44 1904 32 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Samuel Martin||MSci (King's College London)||+44 1904 32 XXXXemail@example.com|
|Thomas Quinn-Gregson||MMath (Manchester)||+44 1904 32 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rida-e Zenab||BA (Punjab), MSc (Gujrat), MPhil (Quaid-I-Azam)||+44 1904 32 email@example.com|
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 23, 2014, 16:15||On Kac-Wakimoto character formula||Maria Gorelik (Weizmann Institute)||G/109|
|October 6, 2014, 16:15||Finite W-algebras and modular representation theory||Lewis Topley (York)||G/109|
|October 13, 2014, 16:15||Representation theory of diagram algebras||Oliver King (Leeds)||G/109|
|October 20, 2014, 16:15||Reductive pairs arising from representations||Oliver Goodbourn (York)||G/109|
|October 27, 2014, 16:15||Morita equivalence classes of blocks||Charles Eaton (Manchester)||G/109|
|November 3, 2014, 16:15||Clusters and triangulations||Ilke Canakci (Leicester)||G/109|
|November 10, 2014, 16:15||CANCELLED: Removal Lemmas for Multinomials||David Ferguson (York)||G/109|
|November 17, 2014, 16:15||Platonic solids generate their four-dimensional analogues -- a 3D spinorial view of 4D exceptional phenomena||Pierre-Philippe Dechant (York)||G/109|
|November 24, 2014, 16:15||Platonic polygonal complexes||Ian Leary (Southampton)||G/109|
|December 1, 2014, 16:15||On Exotic Springer Fibres||Neil Saunders (Bristol)||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|
|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|
|October 8, 2014, 11:30 - 12:30||Clones determined by clausal relations||Dr Edith Vargas-Garcia||G/001|
|October 22, 2014, 11:30 - 12:30||Congruences and quotients of inverse semigroups||Dr. Nick Gilbert (Heriot-Watt)||G/001|
|October 29, 2014, 11:30 - 12:30||Knot semigroups: a new algebraic approach to knots and braids||Dr Alexei Vernitski||G/001|
See also the full list of York Semigroup talks.