Groups St Andrews Conferences


The Groups St Andrews Conferences have been held every four years beginning in 1981. For a brief history of this conference series see the article Twenty-Five Years of Groups St Andrews

Below we give the dates, main speakers and titles of the talks for the conferences:



Groups St Andrews 1981

Held in St Andrews, Scotland, 25 July - 8 August 1981

Main Speakers

Joachim Neubüser (RWTH Aachen)
An elementary introduction to coset table methods in computational group theory

Derek Robinson (Urbana)
Applications of cohomology to the theory of groups

Sean Tobin (Galway)
Groups with exponent four

Jim Wiegold (Cardiff)
The Schur multiplier: an elementary approach


Groups St Andrews 1985

Held in St Andrews, Scotland, 27 July - 10 August 1985

Main Speakers

Seymour Bachmuth (Santa Barbara)
Automorphisms of solvable groups

Gilbert Baumslag (CUNY)
A survey of groups with a single defining relation

Peter Neumann (Oxford)
Some algorithms for computing with finite permutation groups

Jim Roseblade (Cambridge)
Five lectures on group rings

Jacques Tits (Paris)
Buildings and group amalgamations


Groups St Andrews 1989

Held in St Andrews, Scotland, 29 July - 12 August 1989

Main Speakers

Sandy Green (Warwick)
Schur algebras and general linear groups

Narain Gupta (Manitoba)
Integral dimension subgroups

Otto Kegel (Freiburg)
Existentially closed finitary linear groups

Sasha Ol'shanskii (Moscow)
Some applications of graded diagrams in combinatorial group theory

John Thompson (Cambridge)
Galois groups


Groups St Andrews 1993 in Galway

Held in Galway, Ireland, 1 August - 14 August 1993

Main Speakers

Jon Alperin (Chicago)
Geometry, Steinberg representations and complexity

Michel Broué (Paris)
Rickard equivalences and block theory

Peter Kropholler (Queen Mary College, London)
Cohmological finiteness conditions

Alex Lubotzky (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Counting finite index subgroups

Efim Zelmanov (Wisconsin-Madison)
Lie methods in group theory


Groups St Andrews 1997 in Bath

Held in Bath, England, 26 July - 9 August 1997

Main Speakers

Laszlo Babai (Chicago)
A polynomial-time theory of black box groups

Martin Bridson (Oxford)
Non-positive curvature in group theory

Chris Brookes (Cambridge)
Group-theoretic applications of non-commutative toric geometry

Cheryl Praeger (Western Australia)
Primitive prime divisor elements in finite classical groups

Aner Shalev (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Probabilistic group theory


Groups St Andrews 2001 in Oxford

Held in Oxford, England, 5 August - 18 August 2001

Main Speakers

Marston Conder (Auckland)
Group actions on graphs, maps and surfaces with maximum symmetry

Persi Diaconis (Stanford)
Random walks on groups: characters and geometry

Peter Palfy (Eötvös Loránd, Budapest)
Groups and lattices

Marcus du Sautoy (Cambridge),
Zeta functions of groups: the quest for order versus the flight from ennui

Mike Vaughan-Lee (Christ Church, Oxford)
Lie methods in group theory


Groups St Andrews 2005

Held in St Andrews, Scotland, 30 July - 6 August 2005

Main Speakers

Peter Cameron (Queen Mary, London)
Aspects of infinite permutation groups;

Slava Grigorchuk (Texas A&M)
On self-similarity and branching in group theory

John Meakin (Nebraska-Lincoln)
Interactions between group theory and semigroup theory

Akos Seress (Ohio State)
Graphs, automorphisms, and product action



Groups St Andrews 2009

Held in Bath, England, 1 August - 15 August 2009

Main Speakers

Gerhard Hiss (RWTH, Aachen, Germany)
Finite groups of Lie type and their representations

Volodymyr Nekrashevych (Texas A&M, Texas, USA)
Iterated monodromy groups

Dan Segal (All Souls College, Oxford)
Words and groups

Eamonn O'Brien (Auckland, New Zealand)
Effective algorithmic approaches for linear groups

Mark Sapir (Vanderbilt, Nashville, USA)
Residually finite groups, random walks and dynamics of polynomial maps over p-adics


Groups St Andrews 2013

Held in St Andrews, 4 August - 11 August 2013

Main Speakers

Emmanuel Breuillard (Université Paris-Sud 11)
Approximate groups

Martin Liebeck (Imperial College, University of London)
Width questions for simple groups

Alan Reid (University of Texas)
Profinite properties of discrete groups

Karen Vogtmann (Cornell University)
Out(Fn), GL(n,Z) and everything in between: automorphism groups of right-angled Artin groups


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