Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Supporter of LMS Good Practice Award

Dr Michael Bate

Research group:
MMath (Oxon), PhD (Birmingham)

Research Interests

My current research centres around linear algebraic groups and their interaction with other mathematical structures. In particular, I am interested in using tools from Geometric Invariant Theory, Representation Theory and the theory of Spherical Buildings to investigate the subgroup structure of algebraic groups.

Recent Publications

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Research Funding

EPSRC Grant EP/L005328/1 New Perspectives on Buildings, Geometric Invariant Theory and Algebraic Groups. This three-year grant is running from February 2014 - 2017, and includes funding for a three-year postdoc, Haralampos Geranios, and several academic visits.


Complete Reducibility, Geometric Invariant Theory and Buildings. This conference, which I'm co-organizing in Bochum, Germany from 15th-19th February 2016, will bring together experts in the areas of algebraic groups, invariant theory and buildings for a week centred around Serre's notion of complete reducibility.  

Representations of Algebraic Groups: A Conference in Honour of Stephen Donkin. This conference will be held in York from 13th-15th July 2016. Leading lights from the world of algebraic groups and their representations will be headlining our mathematical celebration of Steve Donkin.

Recent Research Activity

I visited the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach for a two week "Research in Pairs" stay during July 2015. 

I gave invited talks at conferences in Jena and Lancaster during September 2014. 

I hosted visits of Prof G. Roehrle and Dr S. Herpel from the University of Bochum in October 2013 and January 2014. They were joined by Dr D. Stewart from Cambridge for the second of these visits. I had a return visit to Bochum in September 2014.

From August 2013 to January 2014 I hosted a sabbatical visit of Dr B. Martin from the University of Auckland. Dr Martin was joined for part of his visit by his PhD student Tomohiro Uchiyama.

In November/December 2012 I had a two week stay at the Mathematics Department in the University of Auckand, New Zealand. This visit was funded by a Marsden Fund Grant held by Dr. Ben Martin at Auckland.



Year: 2015/16
Title Course category Term
Algebraic Number Theory 3rd year Autumn
Algebraic Geometry Masters Autumn
MMath Group Project 3rd year
Year: 2014/15
Title Course category Term
MMath Group Project 3rd year
Algebraic Number Theory 3rd year Spring

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Deputy Head of Department (Teaching)

Chair of the Board of Studies in Mathematics

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Contact Details

Dr Michael Bate
Department of Mathematics
University of York
York, YO10 5DD

Tel:+44 1904 32 3026
Fax: +44 1904 32 3071
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