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Seminars are held on Mondays at 17:00 in B3.02

Organisers: Adam Thomas and Gareth Tracey

(To see the abstract and title of a talk in the past, click on the speakers name to expand it)

Term 1:

9th October: Christian Ikenmeyer (Warwick)

16th October: Stacey Law (Birmingham)

23rd October: Veronica Kelsey (Manchester)

30th October: Lucia Morotti (York)

6th November: Martin van Beek (Manchester)

13th November: Peiran Wu (St Andrews)

20th November: Matthew Chaffe (Birmingham)

27th November: Iulian Simion (Babeș-Bolyai University)

4th December: Tim Burness (Bristol)

Title: Topological generation of algebraic groups

Abstract: Let G be an algebraic group over an algebraically closed field and recall that a subset of G is a topological generating set if it generates a dense subgroup. In this talk, I will report on recent work with Spencer Gerhardt and Bob Guralnick on the topological generation of simple algebraic groups by elements in specified conjugacy classes. I will also present an application concerning the random generation of finite simple groups of Lie type.

Term 2:

15th January: Jonathan Gruber (York)

22nd January: David Stewart (Manchester)

29th January: Hong Yi Huang (Bristol)

5th February: Beth Romano (Kings College London)

12th February: Rudradip Biswas (Warwick)

19th February: Josh Maglione (Galway)

26th February: Martina Balagovic (Newcastle)

4th March: Paul Levy (Lancaster)

11th March: Eileen Pan (Warwick)