Groups in Galway 2007
The 2007 Groups in Galway conference took place
on 18-19 May at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Thanks to all who participated. Some photographs from GiG 2007 can be found
Groups in Galway has been running on an annual basis since 1978. The
scope of the conference covers all areas of group theory,
and related fields. The webpage of last year's Groups in Galway
conference is located here.
This year's event featured a line-up of excellent speakers and also included a poster session.
A conference dinner took place on the evening of Friday May
18 at the Westwood Hotel.
Some travel and accommodation
information about Galway can be found below.
Dr Peter Campbell (University of Bristol, UK)
Professor Bettina Eick (TU Braunschweig, Germany)
Dr George Havas (University of Queensland, Australia)
Dr Dave Johnson (University of Nottingham, UK)
Professor Charles Leedham-Green (Queen Mary, University of
Dr John McDermott (NUI Galway)
Professor Des McHale (University College Cork)
Dr Colva Roney-Dougal (University of St Andrews, UK)
Professor Edmund Robertson (University of St Andrews, UK)
Professor Howard Smith (Bucknell University, USA)
A schedule of talks for Groups in Galway 2007 is
Friday 18 May
10.00-10.45 John McDermott,
Some highly transitive groups.
Dave Johnson, Power series under substitution.
Howard Smith, Countably recognizable classes of groups.
Charles Leedham-Green, Classifying p-groups by coclass.
Bettina Eick, On Schur multiplicators and automorphisms of
Colva Roney-Dougal Computing with maximal subgroups.
Poster Session and Wine Reception
8.00 Dinner : Westwood Hotel, Newcastle Road
Saturday 19 May
Des MacHale, Character degree sums in finite groups.
Edmund Robertson, The Fa,b,c conjecture is true.
Peter Campbell, Double cosets and K-types for p-adic GL(3) abstract.
George Havas, Perfect palindromic presentations.
Please contact Ireland West
for further information about accommodation near NUI Galway.
There are regular rail
connections from Dublin to Galway, and
connections from all Irish cities and towns.
There are direct flights to Galway Airport from Belfast,
Dublin, Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Lorient, Cardiff,
Leeds, Cork and Prague. The Airport is 7kms from the NUI Galway
campus. Taxis typically cost €25.
Directions to NUI Galway by road can be found
NUI Galway has a number of pay-and-display
parking places for visitors. Cars parked in other spaces on the NUI
Galway campus and not displaying a valid parking permit will be
- Accommodation: The following are convenient for the NUI
- The Westwood
Hotel, 091 521 442.
- Bologna B&B, 091-523792
- Corrib Haven B&B, 091-524171
- Aneesha B&B, 091-524250
- Ashgrove House B&B, 091-581291
- Villanova B&B, 091-524849
- Coolavalla B&B, 091-522415
- Rosgal B&B, 091- 524723
- De Sota B&B, 091-585064
For further information on Groups in Galway 2007, please keep an eye
on this website which will
be updated regularly.
Groups in Galway 2007 is generously supported by
- The Office of the Registrar and Deputy President, NUI Galway
- The Millennium Research Fund, NUI Galway.