Welcome to the home of the Postgraduate Group Theory Conference (PGTC) 2013 - the 15th annual conference for postgraduates researching group-theoretic related topics.
This year the conference will be returning to the University of Manchester. This is the second time that Manchester has had the honour of hosting the conference, with the PGTC previously visiting the city in 2009. The conference will be held in the Alan Turing Building, the School of Mathematics' home (below right).
The conference is arranged by and for postgraduate students and is open to any postgraduate studying an area of mathematics with links to group theory. From representation theory to classical groups, Lie algebras to Hopf algebras, if you use group theory in any way, we would be delighted for you to join us. Delegates are welcome from across the world - indeed in previous years we have welcomed many researchers from Europe and also delegates from as far afield as New Zealand and Columbia!
The conference aims to give those who attend the opportunity to meet fellow researchers who are conducting their research in similar fields in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. It offers the opportunity to present current work to an enthusiastic and interested audience in a slightly less intimidating environment than a full academic conference, whilst allowing people to find out what other areas of active research are currently taking place. Moreover, the many opportunities to talk to likeminded mathematicians and to network are invaluable.
We would like to thank the London Mathematical Society (LMS) for their continued support of the event and also the Manchester Institute for Mathematical Sciences (MIMS) for their support this year. Without these organisations' help, the conference would not be a viable proposition. We are also indebted to the University of Manchester and in particular to those within the School of Mathematics for their help and support with the logistics of organising the conference.
We look forward to seeing you in July 2013!