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I am a former PhD student at the University of Manchester, and during my PhD I was under the supervision of Peter Rowley. My research area is finite group theory, although I am also interested in combinatorial methods and graph theory.

So far the research undertaken during and after my PhD has resulted in the following papers:

I am also currently looking at cuspidal characters of sporadic simple groups with Peter Rowley. This has led to the following preprints:

A group collaborative project is also ongoing with Ali Aubad, John Ballantyne, Alexander McGaw, Peter Neuhaus, Jamie Phillips, and Peter Rowley, looking at the maximal subgroups of E8(2). So far this has resulted in the preprint:

My PhD thesis is available here.


I have also spoken at the following conferences:

Darstellungstheorietage and Nikolaus Conference 2013

The Darstellungstheorietage and Nikolaus Conference 2013 was held at RWTH Aachen from Thursday 5th - Saturday 7th December 2013. During the Nikolaus Conference, I had the privilege of giving a 20-minute talk titled Conjugate p-elements of Full Support that Generate the Wreath Product Cp wr Cp. Slides and details of the talk can be found below:

Postgraduate Group Theory Conference 2013

The PGTC 2013 was held at the University of Manchester between Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th July 2013. I gave a talk on 𝜋-Product Involution Graphs in Symmetric Groups (the contents of which later became the preprint above).

Postgraduate Group Theory Conference 2012

The PGTC 2012 was held at the University of York between Monday 9th July and Thursday 12th July 2014. I gave a survey talk on the homology of presheaves of abelian groups.

Contact Details

If you wish to contact me, then feel free to e-mail me at david.ward-4 "at" manchester.ac.uk.