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Simple groups, representations and applications


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22nd June 2020 to 26th June 2020
Martin Liebeck
Radha Kessar
Chris Parker


**The activities of the GRA programme were disrupted by the global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).  Further information about its resumption will be made available in due course. See this page for further details.**


Workshop theme:

This final workshop will aim to bring all strands of the programme together. There will be speakers covering aspects of all the main themes, focussing particularly on the simple groups: representation theory, subgroup structure, fusion systems and local group theory, computational algebra, and connections with other areas. The workshop will particularly celebrate the great influence of the work of Michael Aschbacher and Robert Guralnick on all of these themes.


  • Professor  Michael Aschbacher
  • Professor   Emmanuel Breuillard
  • Professor   Timothy Burness
  • Professor   Inna Capdeboscq
  • Professor   Persi Diaconis
  • Professor   Olivier Dudas
  • Professor William Gowers
  • Professor  Robert  Guralnick
  • Professor   Ellen Henke
  • Professor   Martin Kassabov
  • Professor   Sasha Kleshchev
  • Professor Michael Larsen
  • Professor   Alex Lubotzky
  • Professor   Gunter Malle
  • Professor   Bob Oliver
  • Professor   Colva Roney-Dougal
  • Professor   Aner Shalev
  • Professor   Britta Spaeth
  • Professor   David Stewart
  • Professor   Gernot Stroth
  • Professor   Donna Testerman
  • Professor   Pham Huu Tiep
  • Professor   Nicholas Katz
  • Professor   John Shareshian
  • Professor   Gary Seitz
  • Professor   Geordie Williamson


Deadline for applications: 22nd March 2020

GRA programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during GRAW05 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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