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Group Theory, Geometry and Representation Theory: Abel Prize 2008

27th May 2009 to 29th May 2009

Organisers: Meinolf Geck (University of Aberdeen), Gerhard Röhrle (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Jan Saxl (University of Cambridge)

Jointly organised by the Isaac Newton Institute and DPMMS Cambridge

The Abel Prize for 2008 was awarded jointly to Professors John Thompson and Jacques Tits, 'for their profound achievements in algebra and in particular for shaping modern group theory'. This short meeting, organised jointly by the Isaac Newton Institute (within the Algebraic Lie Theory semester) and the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Cambridge, will mark the occasion. There will be lectures by some of the leading mathematicians in the broad area so deeply influenced by the winners.

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