Groups St Andrews 2022 in Newcastle

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30th July–7th August 2022

Groups St Andrews 2022 is organised by the University of St Andrews and Newcastle University. It will take place in Newcastle between Saturday 30th July (arrival day) and Sunday 7th August 2022 (departure day). The talks will happen from 31st July until 6th August 2022 (inclusive).


This conference, the eleventh in the series of Groups St Andrews Conferences, will be organised along similar lines to previous events in this series. The programme will include:

  • Series of talks given by the four principal speakers who will each deliver four 1-hour lectures.
  • Plenary one-hour talks given by five invited speakers.
  • Contributed short talks given by delegates. Each delegate will have the option to offer such a talk.


The conference aims to cover all aspects of group theory. The short lecture courses are intended to be accessible to postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers in all areas of group theory.

Express interest in attending

If you wish to express your interest in attending the conference and receive further information as it becomes available, please complete our form.

Principal Speakers

Michel Brion (Institut Fourier, Université Grenoble Alpes): Finite group schemes
Fanny Kassel (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques): Discrete subgroups of higher-rank semisimple Lie groups
Denis Osin (Vanderbilt University), Clay Lecturer: Applications of descriptive methods in geometric group theory
Pham Huu Tiep (Rutgers University), Clay Lecturer: Character bounds for finite simple groups and applications


One Hour Speakers

Miklos Abert (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics): Groups and graph limits
Bettina Eick (Technische Universität Braunschweig): Computational group theory and polycyclic groups
Scott Harper (University of Bristol): Generating finite and infinite simple groups
Julia Pevtsova (University of Washington): Tensor triangular geometry in representation theory
Simon Smith (University of Lincoln): Local-to-global behaviour of groups acting on trees


Abstract Booklet

Outline timetable

is available here.

Groups St Andrews 2022 is organised in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute. The conference is supported by the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR), the UKRI/EPSRC Additional Funding Programme for Mathematical Sciences, and by the London Mathematical Society and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.

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