Bob Gray visited Nik Ruskuc from 10-12th April and gave a talk at the Pure Mathematics Colloquium. Bob was a St Andrews undergraduate and research student at St Andrews, taking his PhD in 2006 and is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.
There will be a Workshop on Groups, Generalisations and Applications at the University of St Andrews on the afternoon of Thursday May 4, with talks by Ellen Henke, Murray Elder and Peter Cameron.
Madeleine Whybrow, a PhD student from Imperial College London, visited Markus Pfeiffer funded by CoDiMa to work on GAP code supporting her project on Majorana Algebras and the Monster sporadic simple group. She gave a talk on her work at the Pure Mathematics Colloquium. You can find a report on her visit here.
The Third Scottish Combinatorics Meeting on 24-25th April 2017 will be held in St Andrews; this is the first time the meeting has been held here with the previous two in the series having taken place at the University of Glasgow. Attendance is free, but anyone who would like to attend is encouraged to register by emailing the hosts, Sophie Huczynska and Nik Ruskuc. This will be followed by the British Colloquium in Theoretical Computer Science from 26-28th April, to be hosted by Markus Pfeiffer.
Welcome to Julius Jonusas who has “joined” us as a Teaching Fellow, although he is by no means new to the School. Julius arrived in St Andrews as an undergraduate in 2009, took his BSc in Mathematics and Physics in 2012 and successfully defended his PhD last summer.
Sophie Huczynska has been awarded a Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant on the topic of ‘Difference Families in Coding and Cryptography’. This will support a collaboration with Maura Paterson at Birkbeck, University of London, and Siaw-Lynn Ng at Royal Holloway, University of London.
The Computation in Geometric and Combinatorial Group Theory Workshop takes place in ICMS from 11th-15th July 2016.