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Introductory/instructional workshop


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6th January 2020 to 10th January 2020
Gerhard Richard Hiss
Marc Cabanes
David Craven
Gunter Malle

Workshop theme:

The workshop will provide participants with an overview of the workshop themes and how they fit together. This will be achieved by providing an account of the state of the art of each of the proposal themes, as well as an introduction to the major open problems in each area. We anticipate that this will be especially beneficial to Early Career Researchers and those wishing to work at the interface between group- and representation theory and other areas.

There will be in particular lectures on finite reductive groups, their subgroups and their representations, on local global conjectures in group representation theory, and on fusion systems. There will also be lectures on modern algorithmic methods for finitely presented groups and matrix groups. Connections with other areas of mathematics will also be presented.


  • Professor  Peter Cameron            
  • Professor Olivier Dudas
  • Professor Charles Eaton
  • Dr Ellen Henke              
  • Professor Derek Holt
  • Professor Radha Kessar             
  • Professor Martin Liebeck
  • Professor Markus Linckelmann
  • Dr Frank Lübeck
  • Professor Klaus Lux
  • Professor Eamonn O'Brien
  • Professor Christopher Parker       
  • Professor Colva Roney-Dougal
  • Professor Britta Spaeth
  • Dr Jay Taylor
  • Professor Aner Shalev
  • Professor Stephen Donkin          


Deadline for applications: 13th October 2019

GRA programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during GRAW01 will automatically be added to the attendee list.

Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.

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Registration Only    
  • Registration Package: £200
  • Student Registration Package: £150

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Registration and Accommodation
  • Accommodation Package: £568

The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Churchill College from the evening of Sunday to breakfast on Saturday, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday). The formal dinner is also included, but no other evening meals.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Accommodation in single study bedrooms with shared facilities and breakfast are provided at Churchill College,



Lunch timings and location will be confirmed with timetable.

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner location and date is to be confirmed. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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