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Interactions between group theory, number theory, combinatorics and geometry


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16th March 2020 to 19th March 2020
Robert Guralnick
Michael Larsen
Pham Tiep

**The activities of this workshop have been disrupted by the continuing global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). See this page for further details**


Workshop theme:

Finite group theory has very close connections with many areas of mathematics and other sciences.   It has been very useful in solving major problems in these areas; in turn, many problems originated outside of group theory have impacted the field.  In this workshop, the focus will be on problems that have influenced group theory significantly, and also where group theory has led to fundamental advances. Most especially we will focus on number theory, combinatorics, and geometry. 


  • Emmanuel Breuillard
  • Inna Capdeboscq
  • Persi Diaconis
  • Alex Gamburd
  • Tim Gowers
  • Ben Green
  • Harald Helfgott
  • Martin Kassabov
  • Nick Katz
  • Martin Liebeck
  • Gunter Malle
  • Chen Meiri
  • Nikolay Nikolov
  • Ngo Bao Chau
  • Bob Oliver
  • Stefan Patrikis
  • Cheryl Praeger
  • Dan Segal
  • Aner Shalev
  • Zinovy Reichstein


Deadline for applications: NOW CLOSED

If you have missed the deadline you may contact Professor Pham Tiep

GRA programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during GRAW03 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: £220
  • Student Registration Package: £170

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.

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.


Unfortunately we do not have any accommodation to offer so all successful applicants will need to source their own accommodation.  Please see the Hotels Combined website for a list of local hotels and guesthouses.



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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