Groups in Galway 2006

took place at the National University of Ireland, Galway on 19-20 May this year. Thank you to all the participants. Here is a picture from the conference.


All talks were held in the Ó Tnúthail Lecture Theatre (Room AM 150) in the Arts Millennium Building (building 36 on this campus map).
This year the conference featured a poster session, to which postgraduate students from UCC, UCD and NUI Galway contributed. The posters were located in Room C219, Áras de Brún (building 3 on the map).

The list of speakers was as follows.

Professor Rosemary Bailey (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
Dr Cédric Bonnafé (Université de Franche-Comté, France)
Professor Peter Cameron (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
Professor Rod Gow (UC Dublin, Ireland)
Dr John Murray (NUI, Maynooth, Ireland)
Dr Shane O'Rourke (Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland)
Professor Gretchen Ostheimer (Hofstra University, USA)
Dr Götz  Pfeiffer (NUI, Galway, Ireland)
Dr Martyn Quick (St Andrews, UK)
Professor Sarah Rees (University of Newcastle, UK)
Professor Chiara Tamburini (Universitŕ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy)

Here is the conference schedule:

Friday 19 May

10.00-10.45       Götz Pfeiffer, Relatives of the Symmetric Group Algebra. abstract

11.00-11.45       Cedric Bonnafé, Representation theory of the Mantaci-Reutenauer algebra. abstract

11.45-12.15       Coffee/tea - Room C219, Áras de Brún.

12.15-1.00         Sarah Rees, How good is Dehn's algorithm? abstract

1.00-2.30           Lunch

2.30-3.15           Chiara Tamburini, (2,3,7)-generated groups of small rank. abstract

3.15-4.00           Rod Gow, Algebraic problems suggested by the study of Costas arrays.

4.00-4.30           Coffee/tea

4.30-5.15           John Murray, Unusual properties of group algebras in characteristic 2. abstract

5.15-5.45           Rosemary Bailey, Another proof of Sylow's Theorems. abstract

5.45-6.30           Poster Session in Room C219, Áras de Brún
                          Posters by

Maura Clancy, NUI Galway     Anthony Cronin, UCD    Donal Healy, UCD
Robert Heffernan, UCC Kevin Jennings, UCD Ian McLoughlin, NUI Galway
Liam Naughton, NUI Galway

Saturday 15 May

9.30-10.15          Peter Cameron, Derangements. abstract

10.15-11.00        Martyn Quick, Groups whose proper quotients are virtually abelian. abstract

11.00-11.30        Coffee/tea

11.30-12.15        Gretchen Ostheimer, Formal Languages and the Word Problem. abstract

12.15-1.00          Shane O'Rourke, Isometric actions on R-trees via pretrees. abstract

For further information, please contact one of the conference
organizers, Rachel Quinlan
or Dane Flannery