An Isaac Newton Institute One Day Event

Spitalfields Day

Groups of Finite Morley Rank

Wednesday 16 March 2005

Organiser: Zoé Chatzidakis (CNRS)

London Mathematical Society

in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled Model Theory and Applications to Algebra and Analysis

The talks at the meeting are aimed at a wide mathematical audience (graduate students working in algebra, model theory, number theory are especially welcome) and give an accessible first-hand account of recent developments in classification of simple groups of finite Morley rank and their surprising relation to number theory, quantum groups and the classification of finite simple groups.

10:30 11:20
Tuna Altinel (Université Lyon-1) The Programme for Classification of Groups of Finite Morley Rank
11:30 11:50
12:00 13:00
Gregory Cherlin (Rutgers University) Ultraproducts and Complex Reflection Groups
13:00 14:00
14:00 14:50
Eric Jaligot (Université Paris 7) Good Tori and Bad Fields
15:00 15:50
Boris Zilber (Oxford University) The algebraicity conjecture: some thoughts against
16:00 16:30
16:30 17:30
Alexandre Borovik (University of Manchester) Finite Group Theory: The Next Generation
17:30 18:30
Wine and Beer Reception

These lectures are linked to the Isaac Newton Institute programme on Model Theory and Applications to Algebra and Analysis (17 January to 15 July 2005). Anyone interested is welcome to attend; talks will be aimed at a general mathematical audience. Please let Tracey Andrew at the Institute know by 7 March 2005 if you intend to come, to help us plan for lunch: telephone (01223) 335984; fax: (01223) 330508; e-mail:

There are limited funds available to assist research students to attend, please apply by 7 March 2005 to Tracey Andrew by email or post at the Newton Institute, 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EH.

Scientific enquiries may be addressed to Zoé Chatzidakis

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